MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 99.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
High background CPU (23%). 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 @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '21 at 03:14
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 23%
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 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600KF-$181
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Memory 94.6
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 560
8-Core 825
89% 693 Pts
64-Core 822
55% 822 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
MSI(1462 3791) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
68.2% Good
Lighting 91.4
Reflection 89.7
Parallax 86
74% 89 fps
MRender 64
Gravity 78.5
Splatting 72
62% 71.5 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 391 408 408 411 419 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 458
Mixed 215
SusWrite 407
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 47.5
167% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 282
228% 323 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 112%
Great: 116%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
154GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 370 395 375 375 374 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 482
Mixed 439
SusWrite 385
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 59.8
197% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 121%
Great: 129%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
563GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 144 153 151 150 150 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 103
Write 127
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 150
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
120% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$40
459GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 120 121 124 120 122 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 128
Write 110
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 121
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3105 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
MC Read 38.8
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 27.8
102% 35.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 40.3
SC Mixed 28.4
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 97%

 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 8 6 120 24.1" 1280 720 SAM100A LC27RG50
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 42,996 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) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $992
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