MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 109%
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 103%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 96.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics111% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '20 at 01:37
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 53%
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 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Memory 91.9
1-Core 139
2-Core 274
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 1054
99% 800 Pts
64-Core 1,056
71% 1,056 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
Nvidia(10DE 13AA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
111% Outstanding
Lighting 134
Reflection 146
Parallax 144
109% 142 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 133
Splatting 116
113% 144 fps
Poor: 107%
This bench: 111%
Great: 127%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel MEMPEK1W016GA 14GB
13GB free
Firmware: K3110310
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 140 141 139 141 140 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
197% Outstanding
Read 840
Write 139
Mixed 230
SusWrite 134
73% 336 MB/s
4K Read 168
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 109
437% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 874
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 245
248% 422 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 197%
Great: 240%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 132 134 137 136 132 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 56.7
Write 144
Mixed 31
SusWrite 133
66% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
368% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
78.2% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 22.6
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 23.7
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 89%

 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 29,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 113%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $995
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