MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 148%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 122%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 119%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics17.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive286% 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.
Run History
24 days ago, 24 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory29.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 24 '19 at 06:46
Run Duration245 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-9700K-$410
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
119% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 151
121% 151 Pts
QC Int 563
QC Float 607
QC Mixed 584
132% 585 Pts
MC Int 1,048
MC Float 1,196
MC Mixed 1,123
168% 1,122 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 119%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
Sapphire(174B E244) 1GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1125 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
17.7% Very poor
Lighting 54.2
Reflection 43.6
Parallax 71.4
19% 56.4 fps
MRender 28.5
Gravity 48.4
Splatting 42.9
17% 39.9 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$120
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2152 676 593 600 596 599 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
286% Outstanding
Read 1,729
Write 2328
Mixed 1,142
SusWrite 869
341% 1,517 MB/s
4K Read 65.1
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 86.3
288% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,823
DQ Write 1,539
DQ Mixed 1,616
1,228% 1,659 MB/s
Poor: 196%
This bench: 286%
Great: 321%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$148
931GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 488 490 489 490 489 490 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 424
Mixed 412
SusWrite 489
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 56.9
192% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 350
263% 352 MB/s
Poor: 89%
This bench: 126%
Great: 134%
Samsung HE160HJ 160GB
25GB free
Firmware: JF800-24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 72 70 63 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Read 46.7
Write 51.9
Mixed 32.1
SusWrite 70.5
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 44%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
734GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 165 167 169 168 171 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 147
Write 141
Mixed 82.4
SusWrite 167
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 106%
WD Black 6TB (2016)-$249
5.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 211 225 215 212 218 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 223
Write 226
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 216
135% 186 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
203% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 126%
Great: 122%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$23
28GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 53 26 27 25 24 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 162
Write 64.2
Mixed 59.6
SusWrite 36.8
91% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.8
149% 3.57 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C18 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 40.6
MC Write 42.2
MC Mixed 32
109% 38.3 GB/s
SC Read 23
SC Write 46.3
SC Mixed 33.2
98% 34.2 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 108%
Great: 112%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 1,989 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 137%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 181% - Outstanding Total price: $609
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