MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 165%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
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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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 114%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics241% 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 19:56
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
114% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 147
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 547
QC Float 613
QC Mixed 579
131% 580 Pts
MC Int 797
MC Float 912
MC Mixed 838
127% 849 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 114%
Great: 120%
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 (96th percentile)
241% Outstanding
Lighting 732
Reflection 625
Parallax 832
237% 729 fps
MRender 598
Gravity 706
Splatting 352
243% 552 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 241%
Great: 239%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 466 452 407 381 383 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 432
Mixed 416
SusWrite 424
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 52.3
168% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 293
237% 336 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 113%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 42.2
MC Write 42.6
MC Mixed 29.8
109% 38.2 GB/s
SC Read 23
SC Write 42.5
SC Mixed 32.3
93% 32.6 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
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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 4,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $908
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HDDRAMUSB
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