MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6.01% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive191% 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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1600 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1600 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1600 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1600 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 23:05
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
91% 192 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 676
77% 590 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6345
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
6.01% Terrible
Lighting 19.4
Reflection 28.9
Parallax 24.1
5% 24.1 fps
MRender 22.1
Gravity 20.2
Splatting 35.5
6% 25.9 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.01%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001c27 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 931 824 369 336 255 224 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
191% Outstanding
Read 1,934
Write 917
Mixed 832
SusWrite 490
230% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 50.8
192% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 720
DQ Mixed 460
376% 523 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 191%
Great: 224%
Freenas iSCSI Disk 1TB
1TB free
Firmware: 0123
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 67 25 24 22 25 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
22.8% Poor
Read 91.8
Write 91
Mixed 94
SusWrite 35
18% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 10.4
4K Mixed 11.5
39% 11.4 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 132
93% 117 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 22.8%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
58.6% Above average
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.1
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 17.6
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 87.2
46% 87.2 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 104%
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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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