MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 99.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics79.9% 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 Drive96.3% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 08 '19 at 03:55
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
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 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$193
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Memory 93.6
1-Core 153
2-Core 304
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 872
92% 721 Pts
64-Core 876
59% 876 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2177 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below potential (68th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.9% Very good
Lighting 299
Reflection 287
Parallax 316
79% 301 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 292
Splatting 235
80% 246 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$47
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 312 313 315 305 302 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 318
Mixed 296
SusWrite 310
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 40.9
152% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 162
149% 225 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 127%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
506GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 156 155 157 160 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 146
Mixed 73
SusWrite 157
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$122
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 27.9
91% 32 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 26.9
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 108%

 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 17,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $961
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HDDRAMUSB
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