MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 88.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.2% 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 Drive49.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (25%). 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)
Memory17.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime7.8 Days
Run DateMar 26 '20 at 12:13
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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 below expectations (22nd percentile)
88.2% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 257
90% 192 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 619
74% 562 Pts
64-Core 709
48% 709 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.59
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Lighting 304
Reflection 272
Parallax 314
80% 296 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 277
Splatting 216
75% 227 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$130
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 51 53 41 43 46 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 460
Write 69
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 46.9
36% 167 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 46
4K Mixed 18.8
75% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 47.5
DQ Mixed 79
67% 101 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 123%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 999GB
164GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 73 71 69 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
40% Below average
Read 66.5
Write 65.5
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 72.6
46% 61.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 40%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB-$204
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 29.7
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 38.3
SC Mixed 27.4
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 115%
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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 19,515 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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