MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 92.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.48% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive97.6% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 11:12
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 (54th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
1-Core 135
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 763
83% 642 Pts
64-Core 748
50% 748 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6471
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
6.48% Terrible
Lighting 21.2
Reflection 28.3
Parallax 28.8
6% 26.1 fps
MRender 15.2
Gravity 21.9
Splatting 37.4
7% 24.8 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.48%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$54
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 290 290 292 292 292 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 286
Mixed 260
SusWrite 291
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 36.5
150% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 241
205% 301 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 127%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 171 173 173 173 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 156
Mixed 113
SusWrite 172
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
40.6% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 11.8
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 13.2
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 56%
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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 8,902 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
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
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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 $500SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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