MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics140% 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 Drive162% 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
30 days ago, 30 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '19 at 19:26
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User GBR-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 Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
1-Core 154
2-Core 304
108% 229 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 867
94% 731 Pts
64-Core 867
58% 867 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Zotac(19DA 1470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Lighting 464
Reflection 425
Parallax 429
122% 439 fps
MRender 263
Gravity 548
Splatting 287
142% 366 fps
Poor: 105%
This bench: 140%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB (2018)-$60
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 552 428 427 426 425 390 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
162% Outstanding
Read 1,724
Write 1,052
Mixed 1,167
SusWrite 441
244% 1,096 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 40.5
145% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 800
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 125
184% 363 MB/s
Poor: 135%
This bench: 162%
Great: 224%
OCZ Trion 100 480GB-$139
60GB free
Firmware: SAFM11.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 134 128 94 88 76 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 512
Write 456
Mixed 398
SusWrite 137
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 37.8
137% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 193
187% 294 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 88%
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
120GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 353 353 354 353 353 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 362
Mixed 329
SusWrite 351
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 41.6
143% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 196
174% 260 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 104%
M4-CT128M4SSD2 480GB
159GB free
Firmware: Q0526A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 414 415 420 424 425 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 515
Write 471
Mixed 444
SusWrite 416
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 59.7
193% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 142
167% 288 MB/s
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$95
835GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 100 98 99 98 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
54.4% Above average
Read 91.3
Write 86.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 98.2
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 40.6
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 29.7
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30.9
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
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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 12,991 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $260Crucial MX500 250GB $44
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Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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