MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 90.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics28% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive91.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory60.7 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 09 '19 at 21:02
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700-$370
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
1-Core 138
2-Core 273
97% 205 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 880
86% 684 Pts
64-Core 1,072
72% 1,072 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$125
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
28% Poor
Lighting 99.8
Reflection 65.7
Parallax 82.3
26% 82.6 fps
MRender 81
Gravity 101
Splatting 75.8
28% 85.8 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 28%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$79
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 289 289 289 289 290 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 290
Mixed 270
SusWrite 289
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 32.6
130% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 228
198% 296 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 131%
Sony Storage Media 8GB
5GB free, PID 02a5
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.6 5.1 5.2 5 5.4 5.1 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
8.93% Terrible
Read 34.7
Write 2
Mixed 5.3
SusWrite 5.1
11% 11.8 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
44% 3.93 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 8.93%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72% Very good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 23.3
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 72%
Great: 122%
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 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 15,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $886
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