MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics93.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 11:21
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 above expectations (60th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 134
95% 137 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 536
94% 522 Pts
MC Int 717
MC Float 829
MC Mixed 765
52% 770 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Lighting 302
Reflection 233
Parallax 292
92% 276 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 261
Splatting 179
95% 219 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 99%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S3 1T00 1TB
781GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 473 473 480 480 480 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 481
Mixed 319
SusWrite 475
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.1
171% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 218
197% 302 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 118%
Great: 120%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.1% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 21.2
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 22.8
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 103%
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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 6,798 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $968
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