MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 157%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 125%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 101%, 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 Drive360% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 09:28
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
101% Outstanding
1-Core 146
2-Core 287
102% 216 Pts
4-Core 574
8-Core 1,110
104% 842 Pts
64-Core 1,065
72% 1,065 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$410
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 393
Reflection 323
Parallax 449
104% 388 fps
MRender 371
Gravity 347
Splatting 238
100% 319 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$134
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2178 2190 2187 2207 2205 2017 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
360% Outstanding
Read 2,661
Write 2,204
Mixed 1,461
SusWrite 2164
476% 2,122 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 66.9
223% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,385
DQ Write 971
DQ Mixed 1,136
860% 1,164 MB/s
Poor: 223%
This bench: 360%
Great: 395%
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
397GB free
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 479 479 481 485 485 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 469
Mixed 360
SusWrite 482
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 43.2
148% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 193
190% 303 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 111%
Great: 117%
Samsung 840 PRO Series 1TB
850GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 479 481 482 486 486 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 500
Write 478
Mixed 395
SusWrite 482
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 44.6
152% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 353
266% 355 MB/s
Poor: 89% Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 41.8
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 30.4
109% 38.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 42.2
SC Mixed 32.9
93% 32.5 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 108%
Great: 124%
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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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