MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 06 '19 at 19:33
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th 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-$218
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
1-Core 116
2-Core 257
86% 187 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 637
75% 570 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Lighting 127
Reflection 104
Parallax 277
33% 169 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 382
Splatting 192
97% 244 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 146%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pcie SSD 256GB
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,095
Write 901
Mixed 916
216% 970 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 55.6
183% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 735
DQ Write 819
DQ Mixed 292
354% 616 MB/s
Poor: 95% Great: 205%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
62.5% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 19.5
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 19
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 74
54% 74 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 62.5%
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 15,416 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) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $936
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