MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 92.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics33.9% 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
4 days ago, 4 days 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%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 766
83% 643 Pts
64-Core 764
51% 764 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Lighting 139
Reflection 85.6
Parallax 126
35% 117 fps
MRender 80.4
Gravity 127
Splatting 86.8
32% 98.2 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 34%
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: 56% 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: 107%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$52
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 180 180 181 181 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st 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: 48%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
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 way above expectations (86th 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: 12%
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 (75th 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: 54%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 97%
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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 11,054 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $895
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HDDRAMUSB
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