MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 152%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 Drive334% 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 MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 27 '20 at 22:19
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 97
1-Core 145
2-Core 290
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 843
92% 710 Pts
64-Core 824
55% 824 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$400
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 383
Reflection 316
Parallax 403
101% 367 fps
MRender 383
Gravity 344
Splatting 236
104% 321 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 103%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$120
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2217 816 816 815 814 821 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
334% Outstanding
Read 2567
Write 2,453
Mixed 1,847
SusWrite 1,050
443% 1,979 MB/s
4K Read 67.4
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 92.7
308% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,706
DQ Write 1,500
DQ Mixed 1,588
1,195% 1,598 MB/s
Poor: 225%
This bench: 334%
Great: 334%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 210 211 214 212 216 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 46% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 41.7
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 29.2
106% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 38.4
SC Mixed 32
87% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 50.3
80% 50.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
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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 26,878 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $935
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9400F $158Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $47Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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