MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% 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 Drive180% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 29 days ago, 27 days ago, 24 days ago, 21 days ago, 21 days ago, 21 days ago, 19 days ago, 19 days ago, 17 days ago, 16 days ago, 14 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 10 days ago, 8 days ago, 6 days ago, 5 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 8 hrs ago, 5 hrs ago, 1 hr ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory26.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180927
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 19:04
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900K-$495
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
106% Outstanding
1-Core 148
2-Core 298
105% 223 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 1,196
110% 896 Pts
64-Core 1,580
106% 1,580 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.86
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 388
Reflection 326
Parallax 412
101% 375 fps
MRender 375
Gravity 371
Splatting 235
104% 327 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB (2018)-$65
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 501 438 431 439 384 368 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
180% Outstanding
Read 1,720
Write 1531
Mixed 1,336
SusWrite 427
280% 1,253 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 60.6
195% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 451
353% 506 MB/s
Poor: 132%
This bench: 180%
Great: 223%
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$64
396GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 355 404 408 404 398 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 466
Mixed 396
SusWrite 385
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 34
117% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 244
197% 282 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 119%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
MC Read 34.4
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 27.5
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 37.7
SC Mixed 29
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 94%
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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 8,683 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $951
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