MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 95.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 06:33
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Memory 94.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 766
83% 643 Pts
64-Core 764
51% 764 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$146
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
35.9% Below average
Lighting 46.2
Reflection 32.9
Parallax 39.5
37% 39.6 fps
MRender 38.3
Gravity 42.5
Splatting 37.7
23% 39.5 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 514
Write 480
Mixed 383
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 39.9
152% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 205
189% 288 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 97%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
9GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 502
Write 482
Mixed 367
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 55.2
207% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 175
180% 293 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$52
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 180 180 181 181 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 180
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 180
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
162% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
435GB free, PID a00c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 98 100 99 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
40.8% Average
Read 96.8
Write 92.5
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 98.3
107% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 35.3
MC Mixed 24.9
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 27.6
79% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 57.6
69% 57.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 96%

 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 22,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $944
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
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Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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