MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 73%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 53%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics77.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive25.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
High background CPU (29%). 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)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 21:46
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 257
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 700
78% 602 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-56-$380
CLim: 1590 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.1.3
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Lighting 249
Reflection 216
Parallax 443
65% 303 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 294
Splatting 265
78% 244 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD 64GB-$56
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 18 19 17 17 17 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
25.6% Poor
Read 376
Write 36.5
Mixed 92.5
SusWrite 18.4
28% 131 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 5.3
33% 9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 48%
Spcc Solid State Disk 1TB
300GB free
Firmware: R0522A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 71 52 197 15 115 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 462
Write 398
Mixed 349
SusWrite 142
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 21.4
4K Mixed 14.7
62% 19 MB/s
DQ Read 69.5
DQ Write 22.2
DQ Mixed 21.3
22% 37.7 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 20.3
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 19.1
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 103%
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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 19,507 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 99%
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $915
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