MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics131% 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.
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '20 at 14:17
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 241
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 632
71% 547 Pts
64-Core 672
45% 672 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 107%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6345
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
6.61% Terrible
Lighting 21.8
Reflection 29.8
Parallax 24.1
6% 25.2 fps
MRender 25
Gravity 22
Splatting 37.4
7% 28.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.61%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$800
Gigabyte(1458 377A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.08
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 473
Reflection 462
Parallax 522
124% 486 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 508
Splatting 276
132% 345 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 131%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 476
Write 436
Mixed 358
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 47.7
157% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 346
262% 352 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$49
979GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 164 164 166 162 165 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 167
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 164
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
78.5% Very good
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 26.7
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 12.6
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 104%
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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 19,214 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $915
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