MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.3% 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 Drive35.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory21.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 22:49
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-8600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
70.8% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 231
83% 175 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 549
57% 449 Pts
64-Core 593
40% 593 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$252
PNY(196E 11D8) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Lighting 118
Reflection 110
Parallax 201
31% 143 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 202
Splatting 164
56% 171 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 480GB
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG2204RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 29 116 45 102 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 417
Write 368
Mixed 287
SusWrite 85
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 12
34% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 19.9
DQ Write 88.2
DQ Mixed 32.2
31% 46.8 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW32GX4M2Z3200C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 32.3
100% 35.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 23.8
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 77.8
51% 77.8 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 112%
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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 19,638 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $921
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