MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 63%
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateDec 14 '19 at 10:09
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$218
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 237
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 668
71% 554 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$185
ASRock(1849 5032) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1560 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.12.1
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
63.3% Good
Lighting 231
Reflection 204
Parallax 314
61% 249 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 235
Splatting 144
64% 178 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$64
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 397 407 373 436 443 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 446
Mixed 424
SusWrite 395
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 47.5
153% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 287
234% 332 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 107%
Great: 126%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
916GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 132 141 141 130 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 124
Write 68.3
Mixed 54
SusWrite 137
70% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
66% Good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 20.7
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 16.4
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 74.7
54% 74.7 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66%
Great: 94%
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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 15,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 99%
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Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $937
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