MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 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 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory14.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 08 '19 at 00:06
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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)
86.2% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 707
77% 599 Pts
64-Core 715
48% 715 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$214
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.3% Good
Lighting 300
Reflection 233
Parallax 248
79% 260 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 247
Splatting 178
66% 192 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 66%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$150
629GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0118C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1480 1451 1863 1266 1463 1414 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
350% Outstanding
Read 2,608
Write 1,946
Mixed 1,457
SusWrite 1,490
419% 1,875 MB/s
4K Read 64.1
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 89.2
303% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,405
DQ Write 1,343
DQ Mixed 487
609% 1,078 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 350%
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 (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 41.4
MC Write 42.9
MC Mixed 29.3
108% 37.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 44.1
SC Mixed 30.1
91% 31.9 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 106%
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
The Best.
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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