MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 68.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.4% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (93%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateAug 03 '20 at 16:02
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 93%
Watch Gameplay: 570 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-9100F-$75
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
68.5% Good
Memory 76.9
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 176
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 341
47% 345 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$137
Sapphire(1DA2 E366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Lighting 186
Reflection 170
Parallax 284
49% 213 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 188
Splatting 127
52% 151 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$66
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 157 140 156 165 175 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 185
Mixed 76.1
SusWrite 155
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 115%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$459
477GB free
Firmware: ST6OA3AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 87 88 88 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
45% Average
Read 69.1
Write 69.6
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 87.3
49% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 45%
Great: 62%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 128GB-$37
2GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 34.5
Write 29.8
Mixed 2.2
25% 22.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.3
17% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 5% Great: 48%
USB DISK 3.0 124GB
61GB free, PID 0031
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 25 23 25 24 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
11% Very poor
Read 31.8
Write 33.1
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 24.3
42% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
24% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 11%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 25.2
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 13.3
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 86.6
46% 86.6 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 95%

 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 17,887 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $969
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