MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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 Drive61.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 11 '19 at 04:57
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400F-$140
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 239
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 659
74% 569 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 338
Parallax 431
110% 398 fps
MRender 368
Gravity 392
Splatting 232
106% 331 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$65
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 205 133 86 123 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 478
Write 284
Mixed 237
SusWrite 151
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 21.7
97% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 49.1
DQ Mixed 62.2
53% 80.8 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 109%
WD RE4 500GB (2010)-$20
166GB free
Firmware: 01.01S03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 99 102 102 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 100
Write 98.7
Mixed 71
SusWrite 101
68% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 78%
Samsung HD160JJ 160GB-$85
89GB free
Firmware: ZM100-33
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 49 50 50 50 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
28.2% Poor
Read 48.3
Write 49.7
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 49.8
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 34%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$17
279GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 72 73 75 74 74 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
41.2% Average
Read 69.5
Write 68.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 73.4
49% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 60%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$45
345GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 66 67 67 69 67 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 90.5
Write 85.5
Mixed 62
SusWrite 67.3
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.1% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 22.6
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.7
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 106%
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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 11,331 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $894
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $329Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $259Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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