MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics96.5% 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 Drive24.8% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1728 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 02:07
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th 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-$192
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Memory 92.7
1-Core 115
2-Core 230
85% 146 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 635
71% 546 Pts
64-Core 674
45% 674 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.59
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
96.5% Outstanding
Lighting 400
Reflection 335
Parallax 422
105% 386 fps
MRender 344
Gravity 323
Splatting 218
97% 295 fps
Poor: 99%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 165 14 29 128 16 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
24.8% Poor
Read 152
Write 96.5
Mixed 84.2
SusWrite 88.7
24% 105 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 9.6
42% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 14.6
DQ Write 15.7
DQ Mixed 14.5
11% 14.9 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 24.8%
Great: 94%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 93 118 92 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 130
Write 136
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 103
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 21.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 22.6
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 104%

 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 14,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $967
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $192Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $43
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Intel Core i7-9700K $328Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
HDDRAMUSB
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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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