MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.9% 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 Drive45.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 17 '19 at 18:37
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
1-Core 135
2-Core 262
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 748
82% 631 Pts
64-Core 741
50% 741 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Lighting 300
Reflection 293
Parallax 304
78% 299 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 278
Splatting 208
74% 229 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 130 19 58 27 53 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 511
Write 435
Mixed 421
SusWrite 99.8
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 8.8
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 13.3 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 7
DQ Mixed 0.5
31% 82.9 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 91%
WD WD10EURX 1TB-$37
770GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 138 138 138 138 137 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 170
Write 130
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 137
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 88%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.5% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 20.8
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 22.8
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 102%
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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 8,897 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $935
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $429Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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