MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 143%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics198% 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 (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 151
2-Core 293
105% 222 Pts
4-Core 594
8-Core 867
94% 731 Pts
64-Core 844
57% 844 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,100
EVGA(3842 2383) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2340 MHz, MLim: 3900 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Lighting 720
Reflection 615
Parallax 752
189% 696 fps
MRender 597
Gravity 703
Splatting 336
200% 545 fps
Poor: 121%
This bench: 198%
Great: 199%
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 (59th 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: 79%
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 way above expectations (87th 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: 42%
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.

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 11,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $896
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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