MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.2% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 17:25
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
79.8% Very good
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 646
67% 527 Pts
64-Core 673
45% 673 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 176
Parallax 209
53% 195 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 186
Splatting 124
52% 154 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$75
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 110 109 110 99 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 464
Mixed 373
SusWrite 137
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53.6
187% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 102%
Great: 125%
Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 640GB-$71
58GB free
Firmware: STDOA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 55 55 55 55 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 72
Write 71.2
Mixed 42
SusWrite 54.5
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 59%
Lacie Rugged Mini USB3 1TB
204GB free
Firmware: 1053
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 72 69 70 72 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 48
Write 88.3
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 71.1
53% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.5
132% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 67%
Intenso USB 3.0 Device 1TB
53GB free, PID 1068
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 68 60 59 59 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
29.4% Poor
Read 42.2
Write 61.7
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 62.5
90% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.2% Above average
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 18
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 13
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 103%
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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 15,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $872
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $205Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $375Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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