MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics79.7% 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 Drive105% 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.
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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 17 '19 at 19:24
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
1-Core 153
2-Core 304
108% 228 Pts
4-Core 597
8-Core 870
95% 733 Pts
64-Core 869
58% 869 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Lighting 310
Reflection 294
Parallax 311
81% 305 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 292
Splatting 228
80% 242 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 301 301 301 301 301 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 300
Mixed 288
SusWrite 301
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 39.1
172% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 217
196% 298 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 105%
Great: 127%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
696GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 161 158 161 167 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 185
Mixed 75
SusWrite 162
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$100
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
MC Read 33.5
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 28.1
92% 32.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 27.8
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 109%
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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 12,329 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) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $818
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Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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