MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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 96.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.4% 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.
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
3 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 21:49
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 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 i5-9600KF-$206
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
1-Core 141
2-Core 278
99% 210 Pts
4-Core 547
8-Core 780
86% 663 Pts
64-Core 796
54% 796 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$230
Nvidia(10DE 21C4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
71.6% Very good
Lighting 295
Reflection 229
Parallax 266
78% 263 fps
MRender 253
Gravity 241
Splatting 181
72% 225 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gigabyte SSD 240GB-$42
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 166 104 107 104 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 442
Write 249
Mixed 335
SusWrite 167
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 41.7
161% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 199
172% 251 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 207 211 214 214 214 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 48% Great: 109%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 32GB
26GB free, PID 1665
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.1 3.2 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
7.95% Terrible
Read 22.1
Write 19
Mixed 17.6
SusWrite 5.6
21% 16.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.3
88% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.95%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD48G266681 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.6% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 14.5
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 16.6
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 95%
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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 17,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $932
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HDDRAMUSB
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