MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.5% 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 Drive92% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateNov 29 '19 at 15:26
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 12%

 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-$155
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
79.6% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 236
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 572
67% 507 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 86%
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 (4th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Lighting 256
Reflection 198
Parallax 215
67% 223 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 209
Splatting 161
56% 168 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 108 47 98 96 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
92% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 869
Mixed 375
SusWrite 126
105% 464 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 51.8
173% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 204
161% 228 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 92%
Great: 223%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$35
777GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 187 192 191 191 192 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 130
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 190
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 109%
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 above expectations (61st percentile)
83.2% Excellent
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 24.6
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 24.3
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.2%
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 15,493 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) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $936
The Best.
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) $35Corsair 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 $646SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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