MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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.
Graphics41.4% 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 Drive46.1% 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 @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime6.3 Days
Run DateAug 27 '19 at 02:12
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$384
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
101% Outstanding
1-Core 146
2-Core 287
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 1,094
103% 831 Pts
64-Core 1,092
73% 1,092 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2205 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
41.4% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 140
Parallax 142
37% 141 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 142
Splatting 143
42% 142 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$38
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 35 6.8 2.7 157 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 428
Write 344
Mixed 293
SusWrite 75.2
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 36.3
4K Mixed 19.1
64% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 86.2
DQ Mixed 43.4
48% 80.4 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 55%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
127GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 155 155 154 153 154 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 180
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 154
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 100%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
27.3% Poor
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 7.9
27% 9.57 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 8
23% 8.17 GB/s
Latency 162
25% 162 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 98%
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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 15,433 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) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $936
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HDDRAMUSB
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