MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics126% 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.
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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime2 Days
Run DateSep 24 '21 at 01:19
Run Duration242 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700F-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 134
2-Core 271
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 986
95% 764 Pts
64-Core 1,014
68% 1,014 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti-$400
Zotac(19DA 8630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
126% Outstanding
Lighting 172
Reflection 164
Parallax 157
139% 164 fps
MRender 177
Gravity 130
Splatting 113
111% 140 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 126%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$139
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,426
Write 1,450
Mixed 1,744
414% 1,874 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 76.2
258% 90.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,386
DQ Write 1,085
DQ Mixed 1,216
915% 1,229 MB/s
Poor: 209% Great: 389%
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
37GB free
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 315 341 299 273 222 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 424
Mixed 294
SusWrite 282
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 28.9
131% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 159
171% 287 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 119%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
198GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 103 105 105 105 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55% Above average
Read 87.6
Write 88.6
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 104
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 55%
Great: 108%
WD easystore 2624 5TB
3TB free, PID 2624
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 103 103 104 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 102
125% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.9
242% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D32AESBK.M8FE1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
MC Read 38.3
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 28.7
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 28.4
80% 28.2 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 113%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 58: 5R 8G 9B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
58% 44% 50 103 5 144 24" 1920 1080 BNQ7F33 ZOWIE XL LCD
History: Score 38: 5R 1G 10B | Score 58: 5R 8G 9B
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 44,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,001
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