MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 84.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics85.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 3 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 19:05
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 234
86% 180 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 642
73% 559 Pts
64-Core 755
51% 755 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Lighting 292
Reflection 256
Parallax 258
77% 269 fps
MRender 280
Gravity 296
Splatting 194
86% 257 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$204
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,994
Write 1,992
Mixed 1,634
418% 1,874 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 81
273% 96 MB/s
DQ Read 1,582
DQ Write 1,090
DQ Mixed 997
836% 1223 MB/s
Poor: 224% Great: 374%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
895GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 177 177 179 172 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 71
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 176
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D240FSC.16FBD 859B BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBR2 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 25.5
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 16.5
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 84%
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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 16,774 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $928
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HDDRAMUSB
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