MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateApr 09 '20 at 03:43
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Memory 92.1
1-Core 122
2-Core 259
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 730
80% 619 Pts
64-Core 716
48% 716 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
Zotac(19DA 3527) ≥ 4GB; Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
66.8% Good
Lighting 277
Reflection 212
Parallax 256
73% 248 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 234
Splatting 160
67% 200 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 133 147 134 123 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 293
Write 211
Mixed 246
SusWrite 136
50% 221 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 36.8
133% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 155
125% 175 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 85%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$18
161GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 141 135 144 144 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 134
Write 135
Mixed 30
SusWrite 142
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D30CEST.16FD 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.5
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 17
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 59%
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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 24,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 99%
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Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 78%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $959
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