MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 86.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.5% 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 Drive354% 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
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
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 07 '19 at 12:34
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 (99th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 248
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 727
78% 608 Pts
64-Core 734
49% 734 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Lighting 227
Reflection 210
Parallax 220
60% 219 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 214
Splatting 178
59% 182 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 61%
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: 1685 1677 1896 1942 1929 1927 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
354% Outstanding
Read 2,078
Write 873
Mixed 1291
SusWrite 1,843
340% 1,521 MB/s
4K Read 66.1
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 90.7
310% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,440
DQ Write 1,345
DQ Mixed 496
618% 1,094 MB/s
Poor: 186%
This bench: 354%
Great: 387%
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 (91st percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 41.7
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 29.7
108% 37.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 42.5
SC Mixed 32
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 106%
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 17,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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) $36Corsair 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 $656SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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