MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive74.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime6 Days
Run DateJun 24 '19 at 13:22
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$145
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81.1% Excellent
1-Core 119
2-Core 234
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 626
71% 541 Pts
64-Core 664
45% 664 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$222
Zotac(19DA 3543) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2013 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 265
Reflection 203
Parallax 218
70% 229 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 219
Splatting 168
59% 174 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 64 87 70 65 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 459
Write 269
Mixed 143
SusWrite 72.9
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 9.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 38.3
124% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 161
152% 237 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 226%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
841GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 193 193 193 194 195 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 120
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 193
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 110%
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 (46th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 32
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 24.1
82% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 24
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 96%
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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 12,858 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $260Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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