MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateAug 27 '22 at 07:54
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-9600K-$164
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 95.5
1-Core 109
2-Core 303
91% 169 Pts
4-Core 604
8-Core 903
94% 754 Pts
64-Core 892
55% 892 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$400
EVGA(3842 5180) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.94
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
105% Outstanding
Lighting 132
Reflection 150
Parallax 144
107% 142 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 139
Splatting 125
105% 128 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drive BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$29
636GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 84 78 57 83 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
23.6% Poor
Read 3.7
Write 45.5
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 78.6
27% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 23.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Unknown DDR4 3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 42.1
MC Mixed 28.6
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 41.3
SC Mixed 28.9
83% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%

 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 31,940 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $839
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