MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 91.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 11:33
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-9600K-$245
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 133
93% 134 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 557
QC Mixed 527
95% 532 Pts
MC Int 720
MC Float 790
MC Mixed 765
51% 759 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 186
Parallax 204
63% 198 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 199
Splatting 132
70% 162 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$80
914GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 103 103 102 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 69
Write 200
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 102
72% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
368% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$41
532GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 189 191 193 193 193 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 156
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 192
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 108%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D30AESBK.M8FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
81% Excellent
MC Read 32
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 23.5
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 25
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 81%
Great: 113%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 6,798 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $968
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