MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.4% 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 Drive80.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 00:16
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Memory 93.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 703
74% 582 Pts
64-Core 696
47% 696 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.4% Outstanding
Lighting 122
Reflection 113
Parallax 117
100% 117 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 106
Splatting 93.8
92% 122 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$130
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 158 161 173 160 152 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 351
Write 210
Mixed 259
SusWrite 162
55% 245 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 41.5
156% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 192
147% 199 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 88%
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
337GB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1332 586 99 104 105 102 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
199% Outstanding
Read 1436
Write 1,540
Mixed 1,074
SusWrite 388
248% 1,109 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 78.2
270% 97.4 MB/s
DQ Read 632
DQ Write 902
DQ Mixed 270
343% 601 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 199%
Great: 260%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
714GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 182 182 180 180 182 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 165
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 181
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 33.8
MC Mixed 24.9
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 35
SC Mixed 26.5
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 95%

 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 22,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $945
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HDDRAMUSB
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