MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics112% 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 Drive63.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 00:19
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Memory 96.5
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 757
83% 641 Pts
64-Core 760
51% 760 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
MSI(1462 C75C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2295 MHz, MLim: 3947 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 394
Reflection 339
Parallax 417
103% 383 fps
MRender 399
Gravity 381
Splatting 244
113% 341 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 112%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 196 192 160 196 180 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 463
Write 187
Mixed 212
SusWrite 186
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 19.5
84% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 64.8
DQ Mixed 113
99% 155 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 75%
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$60
69GB free
Firmware: P3CR013 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 51 48 47 47 49 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
170% Outstanding
Read 1,433
Write 930
Mixed 900
SusWrite 110
187% 843 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 72.5
255% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 223
284% 487 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 170%
Great: 258%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$70
481GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 86 84 85 85 86 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 105
Write 72.5
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 85.1
65% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 40.1
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 29.3
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 27.8
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%

 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 14,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $974
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
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Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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