MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 152%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive341% 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.
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 (80%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 11:22
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 80%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Memory 93.4
1-Core 139
2-Core 278
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 733
83% 636 Pts
64-Core 756
51% 756 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Lighting 233
Reflection 201
Parallax 238
61% 224 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 215
Splatting 161
59% 175 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$98
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2116 630 631 631 635 635 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
341% Outstanding
Read 2,563
Write 1,595
Mixed 1,235
SusWrite 880
348% 1,568 MB/s
4K Read 71.9
4K Write 208
4K Mixed 99.5
346% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,842
DQ Write 1,670
DQ Mixed 1,658
1,271% 1,724 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 341%
Great: 320%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 170 169 171 172 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 158
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 170
97% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
90% Excellent
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 35.5
MC Mixed 25.4
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 24.5
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 90%
Great: 96%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $958
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