MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '19 at 18:02
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$140
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Memory 91.5
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 668
74% 572 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.1% Very good
Lighting 325
Reflection 288
Parallax 318
85% 310 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 292
Splatting 207
79% 230 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$20
43GB free
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 90 92 90 65 65 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 488
Write 295
Mixed 322
SusWrite 100
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 31
134% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 183
163% 242 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
681GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 104 106 113 112 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 171
Write 156
Mixed 89
SusWrite 106
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
241% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
70.6% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 21.1
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 22.1
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 102%

 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 19,635 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $943
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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