MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 92.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.4% 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 Drive260% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 31 '19 at 19:05
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
1-Core 134
2-Core 265
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 741
82% 632 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$260
Asus(1043 86A0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Lighting 300
Reflection 238
Parallax 292
79% 277 fps
MRender 225
Gravity 267
Splatting 175
76% 222 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$65
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1336 371 363 357 380 392 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
260% Outstanding
Read 2347
Write 2,199
Mixed 1,514
SusWrite 533
368% 1,648 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 81
272% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 961
DQ Write 1,221
DQ Mixed 1,134
844% 1,105 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 260%
Great: 287%
JetFlash Transcend 16GB
11GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.3 9.6 9.9 9.8 10 10 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
3.43% Terrible
Read 7.7
Write 5.7
Mixed 6.5
SusWrite 9.3
10% 7.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
4% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.43%
Great: 28%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 29.8
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 28.1
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 105%
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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 15,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $882
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