MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 79.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.1% 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 Drive167% 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 (29%). 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 01:43
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$155
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
79.7% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 237
82% 176 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 579
68% 516 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$200
Zotac(19DA 3543) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2013 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Lighting 252
Reflection 197
Parallax 230
66% 226 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 212
Splatting 160
57% 169 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 859 495 27 37 117 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
167% Outstanding
Read 1,732
Write 952
Mixed 791
SusWrite 273
207% 937 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 49.2
183% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 734
DQ Mixed 468
379% 523 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 167%
Great: 222%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
779GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 185 189 185 176 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 60.2
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 183
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
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 as expected (58th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 24.4
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 24.7
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.1%
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 15,461 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) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $936
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $631SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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