MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics120% 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 Drive203% 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.
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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 01 '19 at 22:10
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 659
75% 572 Pts
64-Core 708
48% 708 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 468
Reflection 445
Parallax 547
123% 486 fps
MRender 233
Gravity 463
Splatting 248
120% 315 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 120%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 633 329 322 329 329 329 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
203% Outstanding
Read 1,665
Write 1,464
Mixed 504
SusWrite 378
222% 1,003 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 52.6
202% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 1,270
DQ Mixed 759
687% 1,036 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 203%
Great: 236%
Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB-$25
148GB free
Firmware: HP11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 103 106 106 106 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 105
Write 27.5
Mixed 59
SusWrite 105
55% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 31
100% 35.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 37.7
SC Mixed 25.3
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 96.4%
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 15,169 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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: 74% - Very good Total price: $872
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HDDRAMUSB
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