MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 111%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 25 '19 at 03:36
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
111% Outstanding
1-Core 158
2-Core 312
111% 235 Pts
4-Core 629
8-Core 936
101% 782 Pts
64-Core 941
63% 941 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 111%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$344
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
69.9% Good
Lighting 245
Reflection 302
Parallax 374
69% 307 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 301
Splatting 187
71% 210 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 256GB
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906I
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,529
Write 69.5
Mixed 133
535% 2,577 MB/s
4K Read 1064
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 8.7
1,626% 359 MB/s
Poor: 154% Great: 284%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$34
43GB free
Firmware: Z32070RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 408
Write 327
Mixed 228
71% 321 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 18.5
115% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 28.2
77% 158 MB/s
Poor: 34% Great: 86%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$44
153GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 122 93 84 82 108 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 507
Write 457
Mixed 201
SusWrite 136
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 38.3
140% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 172
140% 203 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 88%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$52
303GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 189
Write 143
Mixed 34
88% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
131% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 47% Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
447GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 91 92 92 92 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Read 109
Write 95.3
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 90.8
65% 88.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
83.7% Excellent
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 23.8
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 26.5
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 93%
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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 10,171 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $946
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $57
Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $344Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $218
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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