MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 86.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.9% 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 Drive72.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory16.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime17 Days
Run DateMay 13 '21 at 21:13
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Memory 84
1-Core 124
2-Core 237
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 704
77% 594 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (67 fps cap detected)
52.9% Above average
Lighting 65.5
Reflection 66.3
Parallax 67.6
53% 66.5 fps
MRender 66.9
Gravity 66.1
Splatting 0
53% 44.3 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP S700 1TB
733GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0522A1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.1 346 47 5.6 1.4 178 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 506
Write 413
Mixed 384
SusWrite 97.3
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 25.3
120% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 0.7
68% 157 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 95%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$51
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 183 186 185 184 186 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 4
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 179
72% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
137% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMR16GX4M2A2666C16 029E CMR16GX4M2A2666C16 859B BLT8G4D30BET4K.C8FD 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
54.4% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 16.9
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns

 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 38,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,002
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