MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 164%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 118%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics237% 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 (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-9600K-$247
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
118% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 152
121% 152 Pts
QC Int 574
QC Float 629
QC Mixed 602
136% 602 Pts
MC Int 786
MC Float 914
MC Mixed 868
128% 856 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 118%
Great: 120%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,080
EVGA(3842 2383) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2325 MHz, MLim: 3850 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
237% Outstanding
Lighting 706
Reflection 626
Parallax 767
225% 700 fps
MRender 595
Gravity 723
Splatting 346
245% 554 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 237%
Great: 235%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 462 455 426 390 389 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th 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: 82%
This bench: 114%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd 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: 66%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 6,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $945
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HDDRAMUSB
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