MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
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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 120%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive120% 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 09 '19 at 20:50
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-9600K-$247
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
120% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 154
123% 153 Pts
QC Int 581
QC Float 642
QC Mixed 613
139% 612 Pts
MC Int 841
MC Float 952
MC Mixed 894
134% 895 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 120%
Great: 120%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 179
Parallax 193
61% 191 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 196
Splatting 158
71% 167 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 183 183 182 183 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 490
Mixed 406
SusWrite 202
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 65.9
230% 84.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 120%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
458GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 184 187 185 187 187 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 140
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 186
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 40.4
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 27.7
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 31.4
83% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
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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 6,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 127% - Outstanding Total price: $967
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $127Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $252Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $610SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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