MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics58.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive62.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 05:44
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
1-Core 156
2-Core 314
110% 235 Pts
4-Core 623
8-Core 844
96% 733 Pts
64-Core 806
54% 806 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 109%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$180
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Lighting 220
Reflection 193
Parallax 288
60% 234 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 220
Splatting 140
56% 172 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 60%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03070009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 228 145 74 65 65 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 465
Write 316
Mixed 309
SusWrite 133
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 29.1
4K Mixed 26
95% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 118
95% 136 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2900 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 29.7
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 32
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 101%
Great: 97%
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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 11,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $895
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HDDRAMUSB
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