MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% 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 Drive236% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 18 '19 at 00:37
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$245
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 555
QC Mixed 526
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 716
MC Float 820
MC Mixed 759
114% 765 Pts
Poor: 94%
This bench: 104%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-6GB-$340
Asus(1043 8698) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 341
Reflection 292
Parallax 341
106% 325 fps
MRender 286
Gravity 290
Splatting 184
110% 253 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 760p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$58
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 274 273 273 274 275 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
236% Outstanding
Read 2,185
Write 1,202
Mixed 1,116
SusWrite 302
265% 1,201 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 87.2
291% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 832
DQ Write 963
DQ Mixed 653
560% 816 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 236%
Great: 242%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 178 182 182 181 182 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 182
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 180
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 110%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2933 C17 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
MC Read 37.7
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 26.7
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 28.8
85% 29.6 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 106%
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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 6,701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $964
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