MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 71%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics143% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive159% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
14 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime4 Days
Run DateAug 06 '22 at 21:47
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%
Watch Gameplay: 3070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$595
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
49.2% Average
Memory 33.9
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 171
51% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 713
65% 528 Pts
64-Core 1,422
95% 1,422 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$536
Asus(1043 87BC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3506 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 512.15
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
143% Outstanding
Lighting 200
Reflection 192
Parallax 186
161% 193 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 145
Splatting 130
122% 152 fps
Poor: 130%
This bench: 143%
Great: 165%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$100
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 786 485 326 268 226 224 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Read 1103
Write 927
Mixed 723
SusWrite 386
175% 785 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 53.8
189% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 537
DQ Mixed 743
552% 741 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 159%
Great: 276%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$76
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 17.7
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 2.6
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 3.8
16% 5.63 GB/s
Latency 233
17% 233 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 25: 4R 1G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
25% 50% 14 106 5 144 27" 2560 1440 AOC2702 Q27G2G4
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 56,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 112%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $450

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,297
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