MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 108%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics52.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive120% 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 09 '19 at 20:50
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
1-Core 154
2-Core 308
109% 231 Pts
4-Core 613
8-Core 888
97% 751 Pts
64-Core 894
60% 894 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 179
Parallax 193
51% 191 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 196
Splatting 158
53% 167 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$57
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 183 183 182 183 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 490
Mixed 406
SusWrite 202
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 65.9
230% 84.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 120%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$31
458GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 184 187 185 187 187 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 140
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 186
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 40.4
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 27.7
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 31.4
83% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
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 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 10,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $946
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $57
Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $320Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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