MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 08:01
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 149
2-Core 298
105% 224 Pts
4-Core 591
8-Core 857
94% 724 Pts
64-Core 861
58% 861 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 104%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Lighting 318
Reflection 304
Parallax 318
83% 313 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 302
Splatting 238
83% 253 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$53
54GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 313 314 310 302 302 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 477
Write 454
Mixed 440
SusWrite 324
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 68.1
231% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 352
265% 356 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 127%
Great: 127%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
728GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 112 83 103 86 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Read 164
Write 150
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 110
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$87
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
91% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 35.4
MC Mixed 28
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 26.7
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91%
Great: 108%
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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 16,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $932
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $159Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $82SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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