MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive184% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateOct 08 '19 at 15:20
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 below expectations (23rd percentile)
79.9% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 236
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 601
69% 525 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$210
Zotac(19DA 3543) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2013 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
63.1% Good
Lighting 286
Reflection 218
Parallax 261
75% 255 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 234
Splatting 178
63% 186 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 954 905 173 142 197 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
184% Outstanding
Read 1,921
Write 965
Mixed 847
SusWrite 412
228% 1,036 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 49.8
190% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 737
DQ Mixed 473
380% 521 MB/s
Poor: 121%
This bench: 184%
Great: 226%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
760GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 189 187 188 191 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 120
Mixed 84
SusWrite 189
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 103%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 34.4
MC Mixed 24.2
88% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 22
71% 25 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 97%
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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 12,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $270Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $359Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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