MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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.
Graphics83.5% 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 08:29
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 150
2-Core 299
106% 224 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 804
91% 699 Pts
64-Core 854
57% 854 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 104%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Lighting 322
Reflection 305
Parallax 323
85% 317 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 306
Splatting 240
84% 254 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$56
54GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 313 348 313 313 314 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 452
Mixed 437
SusWrite 328
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 68
229% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 354
266% 355 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 126%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
728GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 148 149 160 160 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 172
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 152
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 94.7%
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 28.1
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 37.8
SC Mixed 27.2
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 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 17,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $924
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti $155Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $645SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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