MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.9% 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 Drive121% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 14:05
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400F-$148
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 236
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 594
69% 526 Pts
64-Core 636
43% 636 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$210
Zotac(19DA 3543) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2013 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Lighting 253
Reflection 195
Parallax 213
66% 220 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 210
Splatting 160
57% 168 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 260 36 205 149 206 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 1,251
Write 585
Mixed 544
SusWrite 191
141% 643 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 42.6
143% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 251
211% 305 MB/s
Poor: 119%
This bench: 121%
Great: 226%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
779GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 191 191 191 191 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 95.5
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 190
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 24.6
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 24.2
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 96%
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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 12,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $270Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $58
Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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