MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.9% 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:13
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 150
2-Core 299
106% 224 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 861
94% 726 Pts
64-Core 846
57% 846 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Lighting 319
Reflection 302
Parallax 317
82% 312 fps
MRender 217
Gravity 306
Splatting 240
81% 254 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
54GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 313 347 314 312 312 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 456
Mixed 434
SusWrite 328
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 67.8
233% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 352
265% 355 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 127%
Great: 129%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
698GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 156 161 161 164 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 146
Write 158
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 161
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$109
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 27.9
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 27.1
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 115%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 7,798 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $961
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 580 $173Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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