MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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.
Graphics49.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateFeb 19 '21 at 21:51
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Memory 83.3
1-Core 125
2-Core 249
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 624
72% 549 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.40
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.2% Average
Lighting 61.7
Reflection 69.5
Parallax 61.2
50% 64.1 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 51.6
Splatting 61.9
48% 73 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 95%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HUA723030ALA640 3TB-$39
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 103 115 114 111 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 128
Write 126
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 103
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 19.4
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 19
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 74.7
54% 74.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 103%

 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 35,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $973
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