MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 94.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive95.6% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191023
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 14:35
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 780
85% 657 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$187
Asus(1043 863B) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 179
Parallax 191
53% 190 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 201
Splatting 0.3
56% 117 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD7SB6S-256G-1006 256GB
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3511006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 258 218 240 241 235 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 415
Mixed 291
SusWrite 247
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 44.4
163% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 197
169% 251 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 21.9
76% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 98%
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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 12,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $828
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HDDRAMUSB
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