MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive66.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateDec 10 '19 at 01:58
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600KF-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Memory 89.3
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 793
85% 663 Pts
64-Core 791
53% 791 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
36% Below average
Lighting 47.4
Reflection 45.5
Parallax 40.3
38% 44.4 fps
MRender 39.6
Gravity 41.5
Splatting 36.9
33% 39.3 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 227 226 233 225 219 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 471
Write 214
Mixed 256
SusWrite 228
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 13.9
98% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 23.3
45% 89.3 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$38
463GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 115 121 129 127 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 126
Write 124
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 122
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 22.3
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 22.5
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 106%

 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 29,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $995
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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