MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.9% 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 Drive27.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (63%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime5.8 Days
Run DateJun 24 '19 at 08:13
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 63%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
76.6% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 219
79% 167 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 550
64% 488 Pts
64-Core 600
40% 600 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 76.6%
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 way below expectations (9th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 260
Reflection 199
Parallax 216
68% 225 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 219
Splatting 166
59% 174 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 30 12 27 55 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Read 397
Write 186
Mixed 38
SusWrite 37.7
36% 165 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 18
4K Mixed 4.3
20% 8.57 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 18.9
DQ Mixed 32.5
34% 59.1 MB/s
Poor: 121%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 226%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$32
841GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 193 193 193 193 192 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 59.7
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 193
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 105%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.4
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 24.7
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 19.7
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.9%
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 12,646 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $898
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Intel Core i7-9700K $359Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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