MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 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 107%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive266% 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)
Memory14.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 09 '19 at 23:05
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (95th 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 (99th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 158
2-Core 314
106% 190 Pts
4-Core 628
8-Core 942
101% 785 Pts
64-Core 943
63% 943 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 107%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$419
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 325
Parallax 417
108% 384 fps
MRender 383
Gravity 356
Splatting 239
107% 326 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$50
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0328D Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 257 276 264 265 264 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
266% Outstanding
Read 2,702
Write 1,132
Mixed 135
SusWrite 276
229% 1,061 MB/s
4K Read 73.6
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 100
368% 139 MB/s
DQ Read 813
DQ Write 442
DQ Mixed 322
321% 526 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 266%
Great: 271%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 42
MC Write 43.7
MC Mixed 29.7
110% 38.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 33.1
97% 33.9 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%

 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 14,288 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $965
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HDDRAMUSB
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