MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics29.6% 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 Drive31.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
16 days ago, 16 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200522
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '20 at 16:53
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
66.7% Good
Memory 73.5
1-Core 114
2-Core 213
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 547
55% 435 Pts
64-Core 669
45% 669 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$129
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
29.6% Poor
Lighting 118
Reflection 70.3
Parallax 106
31% 97.9 fps
MRender 78.1
Gravity 108
Splatting 70.9
30% 85.6 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$33
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF430400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 53 15 21 29 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
31.3% Below average
Read 383
Write 175
Mixed 263
SusWrite 48.6
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 16
4K Mixed 5.5
40% 12.5 MB/s
DQ Read 60.8
DQ Write 10.9
DQ Mixed 29.4
23% 33.7 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 55%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 214 213 216 216 217 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 63% Great: 109%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB
29GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 56 23 20 20 15 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
34.1% Below average
Read 122
Write 36.3
Mixed 55
SusWrite 31.1
69% 61 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 3.1
218% 3.53 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
64.2% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 22.4
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 18.2
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 93.6
43% 93.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 110%

 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 17,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $966
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback