MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics127% 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 Drive338% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210119
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '21 at 01:50
Run Duration270 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$192
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 93.4
1-Core 153
2-Core 305
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 607
8-Core 846
94% 726 Pts
64-Core 834
56% 834 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-Ti-$600
MSI(1462 5053) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.76
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
127% Outstanding
Lighting 159
Reflection 163
Parallax 162
128% 161 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 155
Splatting 128
126% 149 fps
Poor: 140%
This bench: 127%
Great: 181%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
790GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1779 1852 1847 1902 1877 1881 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
338% Outstanding
Read 1,789
Write 2,108
Mixed 1,870
SusWrite 1,856
431% 1,906 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 83
277% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,726
DQ Write 1,290
DQ Mixed 1,453
1,101% 1,490 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 338%
Great: 363%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$90
233GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 260 260 260 260 259 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 486
Mixed 425
SusWrite 282
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 59.5
204% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 174
180% 294 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 117%
Great: 116%
Crucial MTFDDAK256TBN-1AR1ZABHA 256GB
238GB free
Firmware: HPC0014
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 458 470 434 412 407 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 317
Mixed 401
SusWrite 440
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 41.2
158% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 309
223% 282 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 106%
Great: 93%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$90
931GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 123 125 128 127 131 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 86.7
Write 128
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 126
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.3
228% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 76%
Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 2TB-$60
1TB free
Firmware: JKAOA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 102 102 106 102 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 103
65% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMH16GX4M2E3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 029E CMH16GX4M2E3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 32GB
3200, 3200, 3200, 3200 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
98.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 30.3
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 42.7
SC Mixed 28.8
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 99%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 61: 8R 4G 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
61% 45% 47 325 282 165 24.5" 1920 1080 AUS25A4 VG258
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Gaming
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Desktop
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,044
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