MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.8% 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 Drive88.3% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 12 '19 at 23:28
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU3%

 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 i5-9400F-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
83.1% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 236
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 690
75% 581 Pts
64-Core 653
44% 653 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
Gigabyte(1458 2303) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.12.2
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Lighting 185
Reflection 178
Parallax 255
48% 206 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 189
Splatting 130
52% 153 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hs-ssd-e100 1024G 1TB
922GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0222A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 360 426 426 426 426 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 497
Write 423
Mixed 394
SusWrite 415
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 23.8
112% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 35.6
79% 154 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.1% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 20.9
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 22.6
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 107%
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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 15,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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: 74% - Very good Total price: $872
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $205Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $375Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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