MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 123%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics57% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive295% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '19 at 13:46
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900K-$468
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
1-Core 153
2-Core 298
106% 225 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 1084
104% 838 Pts
64-Core 1,587
106% 1,587 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Zotac(19DA 3451) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 197
Parallax 204
57% 209 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 211
Splatting 165
57% 177 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2208 623 624 622 624 624 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
295% Outstanding
Read 2,187
Write 2,390
Mixed 1,550
SusWrite 888
393% 1,753 MB/s
4K Read 67
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 89.8
303% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,442
DQ Write 1,239
DQ Mixed 1,317
993% 1,333 MB/s
Poor: 193%
This bench: 295%
Great: 328%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$130
931GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 462 444 464 452 455 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 432
Mixed 414
SusWrite 454
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 57.9
197% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 345
260% 348 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 124%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 40.4
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 32.3
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 32
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 50.7
79% 50.7 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 107%
Great: 111%
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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 9,872 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $958
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