MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% 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 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.
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 (29%). 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 @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 19 '20 at 17:54
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$520
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
102% Outstanding
1-Core 151
2-Core 296
106% 224 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 1,064
102% 817 Pts
64-Core 1,542
104% 1,542 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 373
Reflection 311
Parallax 395
98% 360 fps
MRender 367
Gravity 344
Splatting 223
103% 312 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 117%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 376 359 384 344 265 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 404
Write 238
Mixed 313
SusWrite 338
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 50.5
181% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 159
161% 264 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 107%
Great: 119%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2666 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.5% Very good
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 22.2
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 19.2
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 89%
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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 17,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $938
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