MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.6% 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJul 14 '19 at 09:02
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 150
2-Core 298
106% 224 Pts
4-Core 588
8-Core 850
93% 719 Pts
64-Core 780
52% 780 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Lighting 304
Reflection 286
Parallax 315
80% 302 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 300
Splatting 234
82% 248 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
51GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 313 313 314 315 315 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 483
Write 318
Mixed 316
SusWrite 313
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 40.3
174% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 246
211% 312 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 106%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
647GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 143 155 159 151 153 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 148
Write 165
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 149
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$100
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 28.1
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 28.1
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 109%
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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 12,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $828
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair 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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