MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 59%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 52%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics54.6% 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 Drive364% 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)
Memory14.7 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 17:37
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (95th 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-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Memory 96.6
1-Core 126
2-Core 249
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 725
78% 607 Pts
64-Core 735
49% 735 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Lighting 67.9
Reflection 69.6
Parallax 59.9
56% 65.8 fps
MRender 72
Gravity 66
Splatting 69.2
43% 69.1 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
630GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0118C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1782 1424 1897 1640 1932 1934 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
364% Outstanding
Read 2,516
Write 1,948
Mixed 1,464
SusWrite 1,768
431% 1,924 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 89.7
304% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,412
DQ Write 1,332
DQ Mixed 513
621% 1,085 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 364%
Great: 371%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 41.5
MC Write 42.1
MC Mixed 29.3
108% 37.6 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 32
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%

 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 23,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 118%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 100%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $936
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