MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics94.1% 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 Drive26.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 (11%). 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)
Memory13.7 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 02:35
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Memory 90.4
1-Core 115
2-Core 231
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 561
66% 499 Pts
64-Core 562
38% 562 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 105%
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 (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
94.1% Outstanding
Lighting 389
Reflection 311
Parallax 382
102% 361 fps
MRender 323
Gravity 319
Splatting 210
94% 284 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 121%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 177 159 15 15 80 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
26.7% Poor
Read 165
Write 96.5
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 105
25% 113 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 10
43% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 14.5
DQ Write 15.6
DQ Mixed 14.4
11% 14.8 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 95%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 87 79 78 77 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 132
Write 131
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 88.5
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 83%
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 (22nd percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 21
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 19.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.6%
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 14,138 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
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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