MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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.
Graphics89.1% 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 Drive70.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 12:57
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$360
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
101% Outstanding
1-Core 145
2-Core 287
102% 216 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1054
101% 813 Pts
64-Core 1,115
75% 1,115 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$400
Nvidia(10DE 1F06) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Lighting 339
Reflection 290
Parallax 358
89% 329 fps
MRender 296
Gravity 307
Splatting 189
90% 264 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Burst 480GB
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 153 139 140 56 75 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 306
Write 108
Mixed 194
SusWrite 121
40% 182 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 34.3
130% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 140
136% 212 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
727GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 137 139 133 135 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 156
Write 162
Mixed 106
SusWrite 135
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 4x4GB-$83
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 25.6
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 32.4
SC Mixed 25.2
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.8%
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 12,445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $828
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HDDRAMUSB
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