MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics32.2% 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 Drive299% 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.
Run History
23 months ago, 23 months ago.
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 Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 17 '19 at 16:06
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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)
93.3% Outstanding
Memory 95.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 249
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 718
78% 604 Pts
64-Core 729
49% 729 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.2% Below average
Lighting 40.4
Reflection 32.4
Parallax 38.5
33% 37.1 fps
MRender 39
Gravity 39.2
Splatting 37.5
32% 38.5 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$75
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1382 884 881 883 885 883 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
299% Outstanding
Read 1,708
Write 2,466
Mixed 1,390
SusWrite 966
368% 1,633 MB/s
4K Read 66.5
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 90.5
300% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,866
DQ Write 1,659
DQ Mixed 1724
1,303% 1,750 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 299%
Great: 330%
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 (93rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 41.3
MC Write 43.1
MC Mixed 29.1
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 32
94% 32.9 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 64%
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 42,947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $992
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