MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 158%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 Drive357% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 14 '19 at 01:50
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 148
2-Core 300
105% 224 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 857
93% 722 Pts
64-Core 837
56% 837 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 103%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 378
Reflection 288
Parallax 402
99% 356 fps
MRender 347
Gravity 357
Splatting 218
104% 307 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 104%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$159
778GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1550 2340 1408 1200 1196 1196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
357% Outstanding
Read 2,016
Write 2,419
Mixed 1,640
SusWrite 1,482
426% 1,889 MB/s
4K Read 69.6
4K Write 208
4K Mixed 99.4
343% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,959
DQ Write 1,619
DQ Mixed 1,676
1,286% 1,751 MB/s
Poor: 203%
This bench: 357%
Great: 362%
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
195GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 214 216 215 222 221 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 412
Write 399
Mixed 351
SusWrite 240
79% 350 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 43
153% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 209
175% 250 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 92%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 4GB
1GB free, PID a813
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.8 3.9 3.9 4 3.9 3.8 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
4.82% Terrible
Read 17.3
Write 3.8
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 3.9
8% 7.37 MB/s
4K Read 6.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
23% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.82%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 42.3
MC Write 42.7
MC Mixed 35.5
115% 40.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 44
SC Mixed 31.9
94% 32.9 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 112%
Great: 110%
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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 15,404 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: $935
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HDDRAMUSB
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