MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 80.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.3% 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 Drive179% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateJul 27 '19 at 09:04
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 236
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 622
70% 537 Pts
64-Core 643
43% 643 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 86%
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 way below expectations (12th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Lighting 261
Reflection 198
Parallax 218
68% 226 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 221
Splatting 168
59% 175 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 919 946 341 139 104 107 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
179% Outstanding
Read 1,830
Write 923
Mixed 804
SusWrite 426
220% 996 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 48.4
181% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 735
DQ Mixed 453
373% 521 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 179%
Great: 224%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
847GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 191 195 191 194 195 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 127
Mixed 83
SusWrite 193
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
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 as expected (48th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 32
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 24.2
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 24.2
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 97%
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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 15,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $872
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-9700K $375Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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