MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive177% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:39
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400F-$140
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 641
71% 546 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$210
Zotac(19DA 3543) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2013 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
62.6% Good
Lighting 265
Reflection 204
Parallax 235
67% 235 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 222
Splatting 167
57% 175 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 635 131 106 105 109 105 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
177% Outstanding
Read 1919
Write 1,007
Mixed 840
SusWrite 198
218% 991 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 55.8
215% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 459
363% 487 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 177%
Great: 226%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 194 192 193 197 196 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 125
Mixed 82
SusWrite 194
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 111%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 24.1
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 27.3
SC Mixed 24.8
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 97%
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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 11,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $875
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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