MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '19 at 04:00
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$351
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
102% Outstanding
1-Core 142
2-Core 285
100% 214 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 1,131
105% 852 Pts
64-Core 1,084
73% 1,084 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$130
900GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 429 425 411 413 426 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 421
Mixed 386
SusWrite 423
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 43.7
161% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 325
244% 326 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 108%
Great: 134%
WD WD10EADX-00TDHB0 1TB
929GB free
Firmware: 77.04D77
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 95 92 94 94 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 96
Write 97.2
Mixed 69
SusWrite 93.9
66% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
65.1% Good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 18.3
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 21.7
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 107%
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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 9,891 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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HDDRAMUSB
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