MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 93.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics15% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive316% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 03 '21 at 17:23
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$202
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Memory 92.2
1-Core 136
2-Core 266
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 761
82% 638 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
MSI(1462 8C98) 2GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
15% Very poor
Lighting 18.4
Reflection 18.8
Parallax 19
15% 18.7 fps
MRender 15.9
Gravity 19.4
Splatting 17.4
15% 17.6 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$169
536GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1858 1274 1273 1276 1276 1277 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
316% Outstanding
Read 2,048
Write 2,272
Mixed 1,511
SusWrite 1,372
405% 1,801 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 80.5
268% 94.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,593
DQ Write 1409
DQ Mixed 1484
1,117% 1,495 MB/s
Poor: 230%
This bench: 316%
Great: 363%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$37
222GB free
Firmware: U21010RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 420 421 421 421 420 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 356
Write 420
Mixed 264
SusWrite 420
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 19.1
116% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 109
118% 193 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 86%
WD WD1600BEVS-22UST0 160GB
136GB free
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 61.8
Write 48.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 62.6
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.6% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 21
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 21.6
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 136%

 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 40,326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $991
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