MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 157%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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.
Graphics29.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive350% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 07 '19 at 20:20
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$195
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 923
100% 776 Pts
64-Core 920
62% 920 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 110%
Great: 109%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Asus(1043 85D6) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
29.4% Poor
Lighting 116
Reflection 79
Parallax 117
30% 104 fps
MRender 79.6
Gravity 106
Splatting 79.7
30% 88.6 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 34%
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6345
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
6.93% Terrible
Lighting 22.2
Reflection 31.3
Parallax 26.9
6% 26.8 fps
MRender 27.8
Gravity 22.6
Splatting 37.9
7% 29.4 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.93%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$148
874GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0118C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1804 1730 1604 1222 1406 772 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
350% Outstanding
Read 2,358
Write 1,618
Mixed 1,273
SusWrite 1,423
372% 1668 MB/s
4K Read 67.6
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 102
348% 129 MB/s
DQ Read 1,423
DQ Write 1,320
DQ Mixed 504
616% 1,082 MB/s
Poor: 189%
This bench: 350%
Great: 382%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$120
56GB free
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 424 203 152 150 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 452
Mixed 388
SusWrite 259
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 38.3
156% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 306
222% 285 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 94%
Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB
290GB free
Firmware: LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 97 101 102 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 60.5
Write 64.6
Mixed 45.4
SusWrite 102
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 42.2
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 29.6
107% 37.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 38.8
SC Mixed 32.2
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 46.8
86% 46.8 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
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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 11,407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $896
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $195AMD RX 590 $185Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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