MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 Drive96.4% 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 08 '19 at 04:26
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
1-Core 152
2-Core 303
107% 227 Pts
4-Core 602
8-Core 864
95% 733 Pts
64-Core 865
58% 865 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2177 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Lighting 298
Reflection 282
Parallax 346
78% 309 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 292
Splatting 234
80% 246 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$56
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 311 301 302 303 304 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 317
Mixed 296
SusWrite 305
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 39.7
151% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 165
156% 239 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
506GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 159 158 161 157 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 154
Write 141
Mixed 80
SusWrite 159
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$87
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 27.7
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 28.1
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 108%
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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 17,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $924
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HDDRAMUSB
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