MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 75%
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics101% 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 Drive192% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime6 Days
Run DateMay 27 '23 at 05:19
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 53%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (11th 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
72.8% Very good
Memory 83.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 234
82% 146 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 410
50% 381 Pts
64-Core 525
32% 525 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.94
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
101% Outstanding
Lighting 131
Reflection 129
Parallax 127
107% 129 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 99.3
Splatting 99.2
92% 114 fps
Poor: 105%
This bench: 101%
Great: 123%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$59
494GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR020 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 543 191 828 1367 1015 1258 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
192% Outstanding
Read 1262
Write 1,274
Mixed 916
SusWrite 867
243% 1,080 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 58.3
177% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 817
DQ Write 658
DQ Mixed 312
349% 596 MB/s
Poor: 130%
This bench: 192%
Great: 295%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 18
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 14.1
SC Mixed 16.5
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 38: 0P 4R 3G 9B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
38% 26% 62 202 33 144 27" 1920 1017 MSI3CB5 MSI G271
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 24,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 113%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 104%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,155
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