MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.2% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJul 05 '19 at 02:59
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
102% Outstanding
1-Core 149
2-Core 296
105% 223 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 826
91% 701 Pts
64-Core 833
56% 833 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Lighting 306
Reflection 290
Parallax 315
80% 304 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 302
Splatting 237
83% 250 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
53GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 333 315 286 255 228 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 472
Mixed 453
SusWrite 298
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 67.1
230% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 352
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 126%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
655GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 149 161 161 160 160 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 166
Mixed 72
SusWrite 156
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$89
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 33.7
MC Mixed 27.8
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 26.5
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.2%
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 12,593 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $898
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $270Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia 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 $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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