MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 94.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive337% 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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '19 at 07:39
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th 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-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
1-Core 133
2-Core 277
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 770
85% 654 Pts
64-Core 770
52% 770 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
Nvidia(10DE 2182) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Lighting 309
Reflection 245
Parallax 280
78% 278 fps
MRender 226
Gravity 274
Splatting 181
73% 227 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin MKNSSDPE500GB-D8 500GB
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42AZS6AC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1386 1586 1761 1502 1187 510 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
337% Outstanding
Read 2,648
Write 1,864
Mixed 130
SusWrite 1,322
329% 1,491 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 88.7
301% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,335
DQ Write 1,233
DQ Mixed 571
624% 1,046 MB/s
Poor: 226%
This bench: 337%
Great: 317%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 214 219 220 220 218 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 58% Great: 109%
WD Elements 1TB
394GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 80 80 81 80 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 91.4
Write 95
Mixed 56.6
SusWrite 80.3
108% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 42%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 16GB
8GB free, PID 5597
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 19 19 19 15 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
26.8% Poor
Read 125
Write 19
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 18.3
44% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1.8
119% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 29%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 42
MC Write 43.2
MC Mixed 29.2
109% 38.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 44.1
SC Mixed 31.9
93% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 107%
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 10,130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $946
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $57
Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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