MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics117% 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 Drive372% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 26 '20 at 21:03
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
Watch Gameplay: 5700-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way above expectations (94th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 95.1
1-Core 148
2-Core 294
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 589
8-Core 1,153
107% 871 Pts
64-Core 1,151
77% 1,151 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$400
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Lighting 146
Reflection 150
Parallax 205
118% 167 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 149
Splatting 99.8
116% 123 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 117%
Great: 116%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
816GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2378 2023 1480 1455 1465 1478 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
372% Outstanding
Read 2,674
Write 2,399
Mixed 1,895
SusWrite 1,713
487% 2,171 MB/s
4K Read 69.7
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 96
319% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,477
DQ Write 1,267
DQ Mixed 1,363
1,024% 1,369 MB/s
Poor: 223%
This bench: 372%
Great: 355%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 39.1
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 27.9
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 41.5
SC Mixed 28.4
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%

 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 28,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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: $978
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