MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateOct 26 '20 at 01:04
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Memory 82.3
1-Core 136
2-Core 269
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 682
78% 599 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-64-$400
AMD(1002 0B36) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1740 MHz, MLim: 1000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.9.2
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Lighting 120
Reflection 95.4
Parallax 186
98% 134 fps
MRender 94.8
Gravity 129
Splatting 136
61% 120 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 100%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$67
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 266
Write 123
Mixed 166
41% 185 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 34.3
122% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 91.6
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 98
77% 105 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
423GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 175 178 175 178 179 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 171
Mixed 83.9
SusWrite 176
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 18.5
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 19.1
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 63%
Great: 106%

 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 23,529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $940
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HDDRAMUSB
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