MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 161%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics28.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive378% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 10:29
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$265
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 564
QC Mixed 536
123% 541 Pts
MC Int 735
MC Float 847
MC Mixed 755
116% 779 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 105%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Lighting 79.6
Reflection 77.3
Parallax 102
27% 86.1 fps
MRender 56.7
Gravity 75.1
Splatting 73.4
29% 68.4 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$160
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2143 2125 2150 2153 2144 2149 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
378% Outstanding
Read 2499
Write 2200
Mixed 1,230
SusWrite 2144
453% 2,018 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 78
265% 94.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,473
DQ Write 1,449
DQ Mixed 1,493
1,113% 1,472 MB/s
Poor: 213%
This bench: 378%
Great: 392%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$26
465GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 119 119 119 119 119 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 120
Write 108
Mixed 70.9
SusWrite 118
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.5% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 21
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 22.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 105%
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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 3,005 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 137%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 177% - Outstanding Total price: $633
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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