MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics61.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateAug 15 '19 at 05:17
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 96.5
1-Core 142
2-Core 276
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 564
8-Core 823
90% 694 Pts
64-Core 823
55% 823 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
MSI(1462 328B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2251 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.2% Good
Lighting 237
Reflection 208
Parallax 226
62% 224 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 222
Splatting 177
62% 188 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002 250GB
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 303 305 304 307 308 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 438
Mixed 390
SusWrite 298
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 55
4K Mixed 39.7
132% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 209
196% 303 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 103%
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
454GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 97 94 95 96 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 48.7
Write 109
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 97.3
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.6
176% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 41
MC Write 39.7
MC Mixed 29.2
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 32.3
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%

 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 14,177 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) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $974
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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