MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 89.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive115% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 00:29
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$145
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Memory 90.3
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 689
75% 582 Pts
64-Core 690
46% 690 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 438 435 451 343 209 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 454
Mixed 440
SusWrite 388
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 52.4
176% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 274
228% 329 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 115%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
514GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 156 159 161 160 160 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 153
Write 150
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 159
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A1K43DB2-CTD M378A1K43CB2-CTD 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
MC Read 34.6
MC Write 35.2
MC Mixed 24.7
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 26.2
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 89%

 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 17,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $951
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $193Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $300Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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