MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 163%
Desktop 110%
Workstation 100%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 116%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics235% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 01:30
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
116% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 151
121% 151 Pts
QC Int 560
QC Float 628
QC Mixed 594
134% 594 Pts
MC Int 814
MC Float 911
MC Mixed 844
128% 857 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 116%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,099
EVGA(3842 2383) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2340 MHz, MLim: 3900 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
235% Outstanding
Lighting 720
Reflection 615
Parallax 752
226% 696 fps
MRender 597
Gravity 703
Splatting 336
241% 545 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 235%
Great: 235%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 467 449 413 384 382 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 431
Mixed 417
SusWrite 426
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 51.5
166% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 293
237% 335 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 113%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400 C15 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 24
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 26.4
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 90%
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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 4,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 102%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 75%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $907
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