MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 97.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics59% 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 Drive291% 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.
Run History
2 month ago, 2 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '19 at 21:03
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$218
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
99% 210 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 795
87% 672 Pts
64-Core 797
54% 797 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
CLim: 1360 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
59% Above average
Lighting 216
Reflection 181
Parallax 268
57% 222 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 218
Splatting 130
59% 166 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$87
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2178 665 605 612 612 613 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
291% Outstanding
Read 1,813
Write 2,383
Mixed 1,318
SusWrite 881
360% 1,599 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 87.4
295% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1760
DQ Write 1,526
DQ Mixed 1,602
1,212% 1,629 MB/s
Poor: 191%
This bench: 291%
Great: 326%
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB-$6
28GB free, PID db8a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 51 51 51 50 50 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
31% Below average
Read 111
Write 53.1
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 50
89% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1.6
102% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 31%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 28.4
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 36.9
SC Mixed 30.2
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.8%
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 15,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $886
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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