MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics159% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 15 '19 at 14:43
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$474
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 452
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 1,275
MC Float 1,506
MC Mixed 1,396
208% 1,392 Pts
Poor: 98%
This bench: 101%
Great: 131%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
MSI(1462 3607) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
159% Outstanding
Lighting 525
Reflection 485
Parallax 550
165% 520 fps
MRender 252
Gravity 517
Splatting 274
154% 347 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 159%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba Q300 480GB-$152
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 495
Write 472
Mixed 314
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 22.2
100% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 58
DQ Mixed 82.6
65% 93.2 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
833GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 162 162 162 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 152
Mixed 102
SusWrite 161
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
144% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 109%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
690GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 162 161 171 171 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 145
Mixed 36.2
SusWrite 164
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
128% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$96
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
MC Read 34
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 25.6
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 28.4
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 110%
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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 3,743 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
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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