MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
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 CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.7% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 15 '19 at 05:02
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 150
2-Core 297
105% 223 Pts
4-Core 589
8-Core 841
93% 715 Pts
64-Core 849
57% 849 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 above expectations (84th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Lighting 312
Reflection 294
Parallax 351
82% 319 fps
MRender 215
Gravity 298
Splatting 237
82% 250 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
54GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 313 343 313 314 309 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 459
Mixed 445
SusWrite 327
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 68
233% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 353
266% 355 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 128%
Great: 127%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
690GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 93 128 152 157 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 168
Write 158
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 140
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.1%
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 (54th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.9
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 28
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 27.7
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.8%
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 16,944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $932
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia 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) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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