MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 96.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics47.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 16:00
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$475
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
1-Core 129
2-Core 293
97% 211 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 985
97% 776 Pts
64-Core 1,578
106% 1,578 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,090
Zotac(19DA 2503) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.20
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (164 fps cap detected)
47.7% Average
Lighting 163
Reflection 163
Parallax 166
43% 164 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 163
48% 163 fps
Poor: 131%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 197%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 449 444 420 438 458 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 409
Write 353
Mixed 334
SusWrite 427
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 45.6
160% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 242
206% 303 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 121%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
74% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 22.5
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 24.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 74%
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 12,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
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