MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 99.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive289% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star Z390 Gaming Codex XE Plus (MS-B913)
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190725
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 28 '20 at 19:47
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$370
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Memory 91.6
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
98% 174 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1,046
101% 810 Pts
64-Core 1,065
72% 1,065 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$324
MSI(1462 8C9F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.66
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 353
Reflection 306
Parallax 355
93% 338 fps
Gravity 303
Splatting 193
103% 248 fps
Poor: 77% Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1413 993 603 601 601 599 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
289% Outstanding
Read 2103
Write 1,733
Mixed 1,319
SusWrite 802
332% 1,489 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 80.4
266% 92.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,756
DQ Write 1,549
DQ Mixed 1,611
1,219% 1,638 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 289%
Great: 288%
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$273
1.5TB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1492 1574 1599 1601 1611 1608 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
289% Outstanding
Read 1,490
Write 1,591
Mixed 1,095
SusWrite 1,581
325% 1,439 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 84
295% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 972
DQ Write 914
DQ Mixed 323
413% 736 MB/s
Poor: 166%
This bench: 289%
Great: 287%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A2K43CB1-CTD 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
50.6% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 14.8
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 16.3
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 52%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $942
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