MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics19.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive205% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 02 '19 at 02:03
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900K-$455
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
1-Core 151
2-Core 288
104% 220 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 1,168
107% 869 Pts
64-Core 1,605
108% 1,605 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1450 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Lighting 74.5
Reflection 50.2
Parallax 72.6
19% 65.8 fps
MRender 58.1
Gravity 78.2
Splatting 44
20% 60.1 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend TS512GMTE110S 512GB
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0419AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 565 944 403 885 428 388 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
205% Outstanding
Read 1,672
Write 1,416
Mixed 1,053
SusWrite 602
265% 1,186 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 44.2
207% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 869
DQ Write 933
DQ Mixed 70.8
282% 624 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 205%
Great: 243%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$40
850GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 175 177 177 174 178 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 174
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 176
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.5
294% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 3000 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 29.8
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 41.2
SC Mixed 29.1
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 106%
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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 11,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $910
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