MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics10.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive245% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 04 '19 at 12:04
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900KF-$499
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 150
2-Core 296
105% 223 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 1,163
108% 878 Pts
64-Core 1,576
106% 1,576 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550-Ti-$250
Gigabyte(1458 351A) 1GB
CLim: 970 MHz, MLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
10.5% Very poor
Lighting 35
Reflection 36.1
Parallax 31.6
9% 34.2 fps
MRender 34.1
Gravity 36.6
Splatting 36.6
11% 35.8 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.5%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$70
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1486 408 408 381 398 406 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 1,751
Write 2254
Mixed 1,074
SusWrite 581
317% 1,415 MB/s
4K Read 64.1
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 84.8
287% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,001
DQ Write 1,288
DQ Mixed 1,156
869% 1,148 MB/s
Poor: 167%
This bench: 245%
Great: 290%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$107
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 30.4
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30.4
90% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 48.5
83% 48.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
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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 12,348 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $818
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