MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 98.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.7% 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 Drive117% 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)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateNov 20 '19 at 21:13
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$356
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
1-Core 142
2-Core 282
100% 212 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 966
96% 762 Pts
64-Core 951
64% 951 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
EVGA(3842 2774) 2GB
CLim: 1267 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
41.7% Average
Lighting 131
Reflection 108
Parallax 170
34% 136 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 152
Splatting 87.1
42% 119 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 454 479 485 366 285 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 483
Mixed 438
SusWrite 398
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 54.2
185% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 353
266% 355 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 117%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
64.6% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 24.5
MC Mixed 18.8
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 20.9
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 82.8
48% 82.8 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 104%
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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 17,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $934
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HDDRAMUSB
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