MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics90.3% 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 Drive301% 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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 00:02
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 (88th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 728
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 711
48% 711 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-$320
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Lighting 364
Reflection 257
Parallax 678
96% 433 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 336
Splatting 300
90% 283 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 98%
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: 1391 885 885 885 886 884 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
301% Outstanding
Read 1,727
Write 1,497
Mixed 1,434
SusWrite 969
316% 1,407 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 92.1
304% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,860
DQ Write 1,682
DQ Mixed 1,737
1,312% 1760 MB/s
Poor: 199%
This bench: 301%
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 (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 41.5
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 29.5
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 32
93% 32.6 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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