MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.7% 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 Drive173% 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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime9.5 Days
Run DateSep 21 '19 at 13:49
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 28%
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 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$145
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Memory 90.1
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 607
69% 530 Pts
64-Core 631
42% 631 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$217
Zotac(19DA 3543) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2013 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.7% Above average
Lighting 262
Reflection 196
Parallax 215
69% 225 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 219
Splatting 167
58% 173 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 914 930 312 200 96 105 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Read 1,786
Write 940
Mixed 793
SusWrite 426
218% 986 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 46.5
171% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 681
DQ Mixed 456
362% 491 MB/s
Poor: 91%
This bench: 173%
Great: 216%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
837GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 190 192 194 194 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 186
Mixed 81
SusWrite 192
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
79.1% Very good
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.2
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 23.4
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 96%

 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 17,048 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $938
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HDDRAMUSB
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