MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.1% 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 Drive169% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJul 22 '19 at 11:13
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 27%
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 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$140
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Memory 87.1
1-Core 116
2-Core 227
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 519
61% 464 Pts
64-Core 654
44% 654 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 92%
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 below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
59.1% Above average
Lighting 261
Reflection 198
Parallax 218
68% 226 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 220
Splatting 166
59% 174 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 906 950 380 21 28 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
169% Outstanding
Read 1,757
Write 916
Mixed 796
SusWrite 392
213% 966 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 43.8
166% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 733
DQ Mixed 454
369% 510 MB/s
Poor: 93%
This bench: 169%
Great: 213%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
848GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 191 194 194 193 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 177
Mixed 84
SusWrite 193
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
72.3% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 23.3
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 21.1
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 96%

 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 17,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $969
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HDDRAMUSB
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