MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 173%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 145%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics199% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 25 '22 at 05:45
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User DOM-User
Background CPU 30%
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 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Memory 96.3
1-Core 132
2-Core 264
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 595
66% 517 Pts
64-Core 743
46% 743 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3080-$769
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 10GB, Driver: 526.98
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
199% Outstanding
Lighting 263
Reflection 241
Parallax 270
212% 258 fps
MRender 296
Gravity 215
Splatting 165
183% 226 fps
Poor: 147%
This bench: 199%
Great: 227%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$140
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 311 273 258 247 237 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 331
Mixed 287
SusWrite 282
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 40.4
142% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 274
228% 329 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96%
Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BL8G32C16U4BL.M8FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
MC Read 37.7
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 29.6
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 28.2
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 54 23 144 24.1" 1920 1017 SAM0F91 LC24RG50
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 18,866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 115%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 106%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,183
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