MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (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 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 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics76.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '20 at 18:18
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 11%
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 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$143
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Memory 87.9
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 229
79% 139 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 649
71% 548 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$255
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Lighting 311
Reflection 246
Parallax 280
82% 279 fps
MRender 226
Gravity 272
Splatting 180
77% 226 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP S700 250GB-$39
140GB free
Firmware: R0116B1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 13 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Read 492
Write 435
Mixed 398
SusWrite 94.5
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 11.9
4K Mixed 0.8
43% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 85.1
DQ Write 12.8
DQ Mixed 0.9
13% 32.9 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 104%
SK hynix SC308 SATA 128GB
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30001P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 128 128 128 126 126 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$46
924GB free
Firmware: AX1P6E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 109 107 107 107 109 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 107
65% 90.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2666 C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
49.5% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 14.7
48% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 16.6
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 53%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $951
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