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 way below expectations (3rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 97 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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.
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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 26 '21 at 00:30
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way below expectations (3rd 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-$265
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Memory 88.9
1-Core 63.1
2-Core 128
60% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 277
27% 215 Pts
64-Core 290
20% 290 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,089
Zotac(19DA 1474) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
117% Outstanding
Lighting 142
Reflection 146
Parallax 154
115% 147 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 154
Splatting 110
120% 128 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 117%
Great: 149%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$137
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 473
Write 404
Mixed 332
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 36.8
128% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 260
213% 305 MB/s
Poor: 82% Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
45% Average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 15.9
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 12.8
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 45%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 15: 2R 1G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
15% 14% 37 112 9 240 24.5" 1920 1080 AUS25B1 ROG PG258Q
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 42,575 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: 66% - Good Total price: $1,000
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-11700K $350Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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