MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 110%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics59.1% 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 Drive283% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory14.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 01 '19 at 20:49
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
1-Core 158
2-Core 315
111% 236 Pts
4-Core 629
8-Core 941
101% 785 Pts
64-Core 915
61% 915 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 110%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 223
Reflection 212
Parallax 248
59% 227 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 217
Splatting 176
59% 182 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$150
632GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0118C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 990 1755 867 924 920 1464 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
283% Outstanding
Read 1,982
Write 938
Mixed 969
SusWrite 1,153
280% 1,260 MB/s
4K Read 72.2
4K Write 256
4K Mixed 71.4
336% 133 MB/s
DQ Read 599
DQ Write 892
DQ Mixed 562
477% 685 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 283%
Great: 382%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 42.9
MC Write 43.6
MC Mixed 29.7
111% 38.7 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 34.2
98% 34.4 GB/s
Latency 49.2
81% 49.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
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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 17,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $934
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti $155Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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