MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.8% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
13 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 17:25
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Memory 87.7
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 646
67% 527 Pts
64-Core 673
45% 673 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 66.8
Reflection 67.8
Parallax 65.2
54% 66.6 fps
MRender 72.2
Gravity 62
Splatting 53.9
51% 62.7 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 110 109 110 99 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 464
Mixed 373
SusWrite 137
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53.6
187% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 102%
Great: 123%
Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 640GB-$135
58GB free
Firmware: STDOA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 55 55 55 55 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 72
Write 71.2
Mixed 42
SusWrite 54.5
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 59%
Lacie Rugged Mini USB3 1TB
204GB free
Firmware: 1053
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 72 69 70 72 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 48
Write 88.3
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 71.1
53% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.5
132% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 66%
Intenso USB 3.0 Device 1TB
53GB free, PID 1068
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 68 60 59 59 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
29.4% Poor
Read 42.2
Write 61.7
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 62.5
90% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.2% Above average
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 18
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 13
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 104%

 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 29,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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: 69% - Good Total price: $989
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $47Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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