MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 82.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive182% 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 (24%). 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)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateAug 31 '19 at 13:40
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$145
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 662
72% 561 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 82.5%
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 as expected (58th percentile)
62.8% Good
Lighting 288
Reflection 219
Parallax 237
76% 248 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 233
Splatting 177
62% 185 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 974 911 256 158 108 105 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
182% Outstanding
Read 1,838
Write 1,018
Mixed 836
SusWrite 419
227% 1,028 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 54.1
195% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 455
365% 497 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 182%
Great: 225%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
841GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 193 194 192 192 195 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 153
Mixed 83
SusWrite 192
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 24.4
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 26.3
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 96%
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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 12,475 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) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $828
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HDDRAMUSB
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