MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive61.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 09 '19 at 00:27
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i5-9600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 553
QC Mixed 517
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 792
MC Mixed 751
111% 741 Pts
Poor: 91%
This bench: 102%
Great: 119%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$75
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 260 157 127 145 190 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
61.7% Good
Read 480
Write 280
Mixed 121
SusWrite 188
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 17.5
92% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 48
DQ Mixed 49.9
47% 76.2 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$50
426GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 70 71 71 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 121
Write 117
Mixed 79
SusWrite 70.1
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37.2
MC Write 36.5
MC Mixed 26.9
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 27.7
76% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 102%
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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 5,444 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 102%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 74%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $863
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