MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 82.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics47.1% 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)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 23:01
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 267
80% 180 Pts
4-Core 526
8-Core 760
83% 643 Pts
64-Core 760
51% 760 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
47.1% Average
Lighting 196
Reflection 156
Parallax 244
52% 199 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 171
Splatting 173
47% 157 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$196
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 474
Write 372
Mixed 310
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 35.6
126% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 185
176% 276 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 94%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 999GB
1GB free
Firmware: 0.1
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 148
Write 92.3
Mixed 96.5
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
75.7% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 21.8
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 21.9
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 81%
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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 12,802 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) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
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