MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics134% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive341% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 20 '19 at 21:55
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 as expected (51st percentile)
82% Excellent
1-Core 110
2-Core 242
82% 176 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 725
78% 604 Pts
64-Core 722
48% 722 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 82%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$695
Gigabyte(1458 37C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2295 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 536
Reflection 472
Parallax 554
141% 521 fps
MRender 401
Gravity 471
Splatting 267
134% 380 fps
Poor: 104%
This bench: 134%
Great: 133%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$106
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2038 883 885 888 889 886 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
341% Outstanding
Read 2,631
Write 2,444
Mixed 1,503
SusWrite 1,078
428% 1,914 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 90.4
299% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1819
DQ Write 1,652
DQ Mixed 1,700
1,285% 1,724 MB/s
Poor: 199%
This bench: 341%
Great: 334%
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 (87th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 41
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 29.3
106% 37.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 40.7
SC Mixed 31
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
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
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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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