MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (96th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 4 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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.
Graphics57% 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 Drive84% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 16 '20 at 07:07
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing way above expectations (96th 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-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 94.7
1-Core 156
2-Core 308
104% 186 Pts
4-Core 619
8-Core 899
98% 759 Pts
64-Core 895
60% 895 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 105%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 457.09
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 72.4
Reflection 73.1
Parallax 0.06
58% 48.5 fps
MRender 73.6
Gravity 67.5
Splatting 58.5
55% 66.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gigabyte SSD 120GB-$35
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 76 160 57 57 51 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 456
Write 289
Mixed 319
SusWrite 115
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 36.3
155% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 183
161% 239 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 84%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90% Excellent
MC Read 37.2
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 24.9
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 17.3
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 90%
Great: 90%

 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 43,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $997
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