MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 144%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 128%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics149% 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 Drive294% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateMay 11 '21 at 03:38
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700-$312
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Memory 95.6
1-Core 128
2-Core 258
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 734
81% 627 Pts
64-Core 1,005
67% 1,005 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Gigabyte(1458 404D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.79
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
149% Outstanding
Lighting 216
Reflection 191
Parallax 183
174% 196 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 141
Splatting 126
120% 152 fps
Poor: 128%
This bench: 149%
Great: 166%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$144
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1092 1014 946 888 830 777 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
294% Outstanding
Read 2,519
Write 1602
Mixed 1,501
SusWrite 924
364% 1,637 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 88
291% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,180
DQ Write 912
DQ Mixed 1,052
785% 1,048 MB/s
Poor: 242%
This bench: 294%
Great: 390%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
460GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 165 165 164 166 166 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 112
Write 100
Mixed 74.6
SusWrite 165
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$100
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 171 175 173 185 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 107
Write 155
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 176
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C20 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 40
MC Write 43.5
MC Mixed 28.2
106% 37.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 48.5
SC Mixed 33.1
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 105%
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 43,099 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $997
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