MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics25.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive4.57% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 08 '21 at 15:19
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 53%

 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
81% Excellent
Memory 77.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 229
79% 139 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 675
73% 565 Pts
64-Core 696
47% 696 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 81%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.40
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
25.9% Poor
Lighting 31.2
Reflection 20.6
Parallax 28.8
25% 26.9 fps
MRender 66.9
Gravity 26.9
Splatting 23.1
27% 39 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 25.9%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$55
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 62 11 36 12 57 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
4.57% Terrible
Read 11.9
Write 124
Mixed 14.4
SusWrite 41.3
11% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.3
5% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 4.57%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 52 140 180 177 172 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 125
Write 95.2
Mixed 75.6
SusWrite 141
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
103% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.6% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 20
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 16.7
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 85.6
47% 85.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 109%

 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 38,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,002
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HDDRAMUSB
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