MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 98.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics111% 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.
Boot Drive92.8% 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 03 '19 at 07:21
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$349
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Memory 93.5
1-Core 133
2-Core 288
96% 172 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 1,057
99% 804 Pts
64-Core 1051
70% 1051 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 428
Reflection 395
Parallax 418
112% 414 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 418
Splatting 260
111% 308 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 111%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX300 120GB-$80
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 206 220 223 224 224 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 454
Mixed 432
SusWrite 232
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 43
152% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 220
176% 242 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 121 129 128 132 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 142
Write 134
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 126
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 77%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$299
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.2% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13.8
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 16.2
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 88%
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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 27,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $934
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