MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics106% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive353% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 05 '19 at 01:20
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400F-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 728
78% 606 Pts
64-Core 722
48% 722 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$410
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.1
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 413
Reflection 283
Parallax 735
108% 477 fps
MRender 231
Gravity 401
Splatting 346
106% 326 fps
Poor: 99%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$150
630GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0118C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1854 1190 1258 1900 1752 1497 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
353% Outstanding
Read 2,552
Write 1,109
Mixed 1456
SusWrite 1,575
372% 1673 MB/s
4K Read 64.3
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 89.7
304% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,435
DQ Write 1,302
DQ Mixed 513
619% 1,084 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 353%
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 above expectations (84th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 41
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 29.4
106% 37 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 30.1
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
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 17,125 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
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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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