MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210119
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 18 '21 at 14:26
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$369
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 92.9
1-Core 147
2-Core 290
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 582
8-Core 1,078
103% 830 Pts
64-Core 1,503
101% 1,503 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Gigabyte(1458 4072) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2182 MHz, MLim: 3800 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 471.96
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 144
Reflection 126
Parallax 132
117% 134 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 108
Splatting 94
92% 115 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$89
64GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,365
Write 1,651
Mixed 1,456
404% 1,824 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 82.1
279% 97.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,183
DQ Write 923
DQ Mixed 1,030
777% 1,046 MB/s
Poor: 190% Great: 320%
Amd-raid WDC WDS240G2G0A- 240GB
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF450000
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,998
Write 27.9
Mixed 53.5
1,212% 1,693 MB/s
4K Read 579
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 3.5
24,550% 195 MB/s
Poor: 24% Great: 161%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2Z3600C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
78.1% Very good
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 21.1
78% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 24.9
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 115%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 46: 4R 6G 8B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
46% 58% 31 110 7 240 24.5" 1920 1080 BNQ7F58 ZOWIE XL LCD
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 44,196 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: $990
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