MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 89.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive283% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 26 '20 at 16:15
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600KF-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Memory 88.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 252
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 593
73% 548 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$217
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
60.6% Good
Lighting 276
Reflection 204
Parallax 220
72% 233 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 224
Splatting 161
60% 176 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$120
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 929 868 881 865 881 868 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
283% Outstanding
Read 2,466
Write 2,240
Mixed 1,791
SusWrite 882
413% 1,845 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 79.4
270% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,104
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 1,089
807% 1,065 MB/s
Poor: 225%
This bench: 283%
Great: 334%
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 167 172 171 165 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
16.3% Very poor
Read 99
Write 132
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 167
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 9.1
4K Mixed 0.9
7% 3.53 MB/s
DQ Read 1.2
DQ Write 6.7
DQ Mixed 0.4
1% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 18%
Lacie Rugged USB-C 2TB
953GB free
Firmware: 1153
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 83 109 108 110 111 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 80.7
Write 107
Mixed 76
SusWrite 98.3
67% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.6
166% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.8
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 20.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 109%
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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 26,878 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $935
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9400F $158Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $47Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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