MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.7% 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 Drive85.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateJun 23 '19 at 04:22
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 21%
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 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$140
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Memory 90.8
1-Core 117
2-Core 228
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 564
66% 503 Pts
64-Core 595
40% 595 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 92%
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 below potential (15th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.7% Above average
Lighting 258
Reflection 196
Parallax 232
68% 229 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 219
Splatting 165
59% 173 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 86 40 42 54 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Read 567
Write 279
Mixed 288
SusWrite 54.2
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 45.2
142% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 210
190% 289 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 216%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
914GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 188 193 192 193 179 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 53.7
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 189
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
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 below expectations (35th percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.9
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 22.8
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 66.1
61% 66.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 97%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $958
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HDDRAMUSB
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