MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 144%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% 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 Drive281% 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)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 4.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 08 '19 at 17:38
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
1-Core 157
2-Core 314
111% 236 Pts
4-Core 597
8-Core 888
96% 742 Pts
64-Core 890
60% 890 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 430
Reflection 400
Parallax 414
131% 415 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 436
Splatting 260
138% 313 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 135%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 582 533 509 472 455 429 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
281% Outstanding
Read 2,378
Write 2,173
Mixed 1,566
SusWrite 497
369% 1,653 MB/s
4K Read 65.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 93.1
307% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,550
DQ Write 1,152
DQ Mixed 1103
892% 1,269 MB/s
Poor: 227%
This bench: 281%
Great: 336%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C15 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 4267 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
124% Outstanding
MC Read 50.1
MC Write 50
MC Mixed 33.7
127% 44.6 GB/s
SC Read 24.4
SC Write 48.7
SC Mixed 36
104% 36.4 GB/s
Latency 45.4
88% 45.4 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 124%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 7,625 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $960
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HDDRAMUSB
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