MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 90.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive55.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (14%). 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)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime10 Days
Run DateMar 26 '20 at 12:08
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 (38th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
1-Core 133
2-Core 265
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 728
80% 618 Pts
64-Core 746
50% 746 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$420
MSI(1462 3733) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.74
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 368
Reflection 305
Parallax 379
97% 351 fps
MRender 363
Gravity 353
Splatting 221
105% 312 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 104%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 15 27 31 41 16 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 338
Write 95
Mixed 240
SusWrite 61.8
40% 184 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 24.3
94% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 130
121% 184 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
410GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 103 107 106 104 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 92
Write 89.5
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 105
66% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 86%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
435GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 40 39 41 40 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
22.1% Poor
Read 36.5
Write 37.3
Mixed 33
SusWrite 39.3
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
173% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 26.7
92% 32 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 30.3
SC Mixed 27.9
74% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.6%
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 19,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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: 70% - Good Total price: $920
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $84SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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