MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59% 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 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 (30%). 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 21 '19 at 14:04
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 30%
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 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$140
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Memory 92.1
1-Core 119
2-Core 235
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 604
69% 529 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.4%
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 (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
59% Above average
Lighting 265
Reflection 203
Parallax 220
70% 229 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 219
Splatting 166
59% 174 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 954 946 337 26 20 20 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
182% Outstanding
Read 1,907
Write 1006
Mixed 847
SusWrite 384
228% 1036 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 52.6
189% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 464
373% 510 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 182%
Great: 216%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
837GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 192 193 193 194 194 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 186
Mixed 85
SusWrite 192
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 107%
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 (50th percentile)
79.5% Very good
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 24.2
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 18
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 79.5%
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 17,830 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $969
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