MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (4th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 96 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28.6% 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)
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 (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 20:14
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-8350K-$168
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
59.7% Above average
1-Core 109
2-Core 147
65% 128 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 341
42% 318 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Nvidia(10DE 11BF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
28.6% Poor
Lighting 104
Reflection 71.2
Parallax 107
27% 94.3 fps
MRender 76.2
Gravity 105
Splatting 76.5
29% 85.8 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$73
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,525
Write 833
Mixed 1,038
250% 1,132 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 50.1
180% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 885
DQ Write 622
DQ Mixed 814
592% 774 MB/s
Poor: 170% Great: 275%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$55
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
26.3% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 7.9
MC Mixed 8.7
24% 8.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 7.6
25% 8.73 GB/s
Latency 99.2
40% 99.2 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 96%
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 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 12,852 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
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