MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 91.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics83.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.4% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 07 '20 at 01:40
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Memory 93.7
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 695
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.77
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
83.8% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 127
Parallax 104
84% 112 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 103
Splatting 98.9
83% 102 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 156 174 145 166 187 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 504
Write 231
Mixed 219
SusWrite 169
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 34.8
150% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 208
169% 243 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 128%
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
9GB free
Firmware: 5.03
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 411
Write 155
Mixed 216
57% 261 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 38.2
146% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 115
103% 156 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 82%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$100
220GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 94 94 95 95 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 113
Write 110
Mixed 109
SusWrite 94
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
201% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 84%
WD WD20EURX 2TB-$50
90GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 80 80 81 78 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 90.5
Write 83.2
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 80.2
56% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 88%
Hitachi HDS5C1010CLA382 1TB
4GB free
Firmware: JC4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 52 53 52 53 53 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
29.6% Poor
Read 51
Write 49.8
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 51.9
35% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
262GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 145 146 146 147 148 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 146
Write 104
Mixed 76
SusWrite 144
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
MC Read 35.6
MC Write 35.2
MC Mixed 24.7
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 26.8
75% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 38,069 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,012
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HDDRAMUSB
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