MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 137%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics184% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateJun 14 '19 at 17:19
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
1-Core 152
2-Core 303
107% 227 Pts
4-Core 602
8-Core 833
93% 717 Pts
64-Core 868
58% 868 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,100
EVGA(3842 2383) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2325 MHz, MLim: 3850 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
184% Outstanding
Lighting 706
Reflection 626
Parallax 767
185% 700 fps
MRender 595
Gravity 723
Splatting 346
182% 554 fps
Poor: 108%
This bench: 184%
Great: 183%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$61
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 462 455 426 390 389 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 448
Mixed 425
SusWrite 429
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 52.6
168% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 290
236% 335 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 114%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 41.6
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 29.6
107% 37.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 38.8
SC Mixed 32.3
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 48.6
82% 48.6 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 105%
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 9,951 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $939
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $57
Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $185Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $430Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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