MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 121%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive269% 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 Date20190117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 01:24
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i9-9900K-$480
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
121% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 144
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 596
QC Mixed 579
130% 575 Pts
MC Int 1,325
MC Float 1,564
MC Mixed 1,478
217% 1,456 Pts
Poor: 96%
This bench: 121%
Great: 130%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 197
Parallax 208
68% 211 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 214
Splatting 163
75% 174 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$72
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1034 1034 1025 1022 1014 1047 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
269% Outstanding
Read 2,052
Write 1,021
Mixed 1,021
SusWrite 1,029
284% 1,281 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 79.3
268% 94.1 MB/s
DQ Read 828
DQ Write 1,022
DQ Mixed 629
557% 826 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 269%
Great: 281%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
133GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 475 346 309 308 308 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 480
Mixed 456
SusWrite 370
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 54.4
194% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 351
264% 352 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 118%
Great: 129%
SanDisk Cruzer Fit 32GB
24GB free, PID 5571
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.2 2.9 4.7 4.7 3.9 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
16.2% Very poor
Read 24.2
Write 4.2
Mixed 11.3
SusWrite 3.9
12% 10.9 MB/s
4K Read 10
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 2.9
241% 5.33 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 16.2%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.1% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 19.7
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 23.8
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 96%
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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 3,673 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 180% - Outstanding Total price: $609
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