MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive301% 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 @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 18:38
Run Duration233 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700F-$349
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
89% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 261
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 985
91% 742 Pts
64-Core 998
67% 998 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 89%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$400
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 380
Reflection 331
Parallax 445
100% 385 fps
MRender 354
Gravity 343
Splatting 245
102% 314 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1342 1223 825 816 829 827 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
301% Outstanding
Read 2,222
Write 2,188
Mixed 1,609
SusWrite 977
392% 1,749 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 85.4
284% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,551
DQ Write 1,338
DQ Mixed 1,432
1,077% 1,440 MB/s
Poor: 220%
This bench: 301%
Great: 336%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$58
268GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 207 207 208 207 207 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 153
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 205
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
959GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 140 137 137 140 140 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 104
Write 106
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 137
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 83%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 4TB
248GB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 17 7.5 8.5 17 8.7 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
32% Below average
Read 97.8
Write 28
Mixed 37.7
SusWrite 13.3
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
120% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 32%
Great: 100%
WD Elements 107C 3TB
106GB free, PID 107c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 114 113 115 114 115 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 133
Write 135
Mixed 83.6
SusWrite 113
155% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
MC Read 39.8
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 27.9
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 28.1
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 112%
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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 15,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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
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HDDRAMUSB
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