MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics78.9% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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 @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 13 '19 at 06:59
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
101% Outstanding
1-Core 137
2-Core 302
101% 219 Pts
4-Core 590
8-Core 860
94% 725 Pts
64-Core 859
58% 859 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Lighting 304
Reflection 281
Parallax 307
80% 297 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 289
Splatting 230
79% 241 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$56
114GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 476 383 282 282 283 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 455
Mixed 439
SusWrite 363
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 67.8
232% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 355
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 129%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
569GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 112 141 154 145 152 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 168
Mixed 84
SusWrite 132
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$87
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 28
91% 32 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 26.3
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 108%
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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 17,305 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $924
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HDDRAMUSB
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