MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive233% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 22 '21 at 14:51
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Memory 93
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 766
83% 642 Pts
64-Core 755
51% 755 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Asus(1043 85B7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing below potential (47th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.7% Above average
Lighting 69.3
Reflection 73.2
Parallax 66.8
56% 69.8 fps
MRender 66.1
Gravity 68.9
Splatting 65
55% 66.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$50
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1618 782 426 436 409 404 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
233% Outstanding
Read 1,345
Write 1,680
Mixed 1,312
SusWrite 679
282% 1,254 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 73.4
262% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,249
DQ Write 1,292
DQ Mixed 1,300
969% 1,280 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 233%
Great: 230%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C15 2x8GB-$98
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 39.5
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 33.2
107% 37.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 40.9
SC Mixed 28.7
85% 29.6 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 104%
Great: 102%

 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 5 2 60 21.5" 1280 720 HWP3261 HP E222
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 43,117 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: 67% - Good Total price: $994
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