MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive261% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory29.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 27 '20 at 20:34
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 95.5
1-Core 153
2-Core 306
104% 185 Pts
4-Core 611
8-Core 877
96% 744 Pts
64-Core 900
60% 900 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$75
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1383 404 405 404 404 403 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
261% Outstanding
Read 2,526
Write 2,229
Mixed 1652
SusWrite 567
389% 1,744 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 60.7
218% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,009
DQ Write 1,597
DQ Mixed 1,163
920% 1,256 MB/s
Poor: 176%
This bench: 261%
Great: 289%
Plextor M5 Pro 512GB-$370
251GB free
Firmware: 1.05
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 499
Write 445
Mixed 316
93% 420 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 38.8
153% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 175
162% 249 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 104%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
674GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3T0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 117 116 120 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 119
Write 109
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 116
66% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 41.7
MC Write 42.9
MC Mixed 34.7
114% 39.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 46.6
SC Mixed 32.2
96% 33.6 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 111%
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 26,753 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $920
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9400F $159Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $47Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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