MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
88% Excellent
Memory 92.5
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 641
71% 546 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 88%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$217
Zotac(19DA 3543) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2013 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Lighting 265
Reflection 204
Parallax 235
70% 235 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 222
Splatting 167
59% 175 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 66%
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 as expected (49th 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: 98%
This bench: 177%
Great: 219%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 194 192 193 197 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th 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: 52%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (55th 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: 61%
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 24,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $951
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HDDRAMUSB
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