MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics39.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive48% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 20:33
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700KF-$347
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 148
2-Core 294
104% 221 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,110
105% 845 Pts
64-Core 1,113
75% 1,113 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
Sapphire(174B E272) 2GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Lighting 124
Reflection 96.3
Parallax 160
42% 127 fps
MRender 69.3
Gravity 103
Splatting 98.6
38% 90.2 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 240GB-$170
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 82 88 84 90 87 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
48% Average
Read 134
Write 114
Mixed 145
SusWrite 84.6
27% 119 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 28.5
106% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 99.8
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 90.5
73% 103 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 48%
Great: 56%
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$100
87GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 177 175 196 204 209 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 381
Write 258
Mixed 272
SusWrite 196
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 41.9
159% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 158
142% 216 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 92%
Intel 530 Series 480GB-$299
447GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 260 278 276 256 273 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 379
Write 195
Mixed 223
SusWrite 270
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 25.7
92% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 86.4
DQ Mixed 111
93% 138 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 66%
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$100
182GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 204 231 225 216 226 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 407
Write 255
Mixed 264
SusWrite 218
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 43.1
159% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 131
130% 210 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT16G4DFD824A.C16FBD 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 27.3
87% 30.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 25.6
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 85%
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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 7,704 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $959
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