MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 21%
Desktop 140%
Workstation 110%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 114%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics9.67% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive274% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 11 '19 at 13:52
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-9700K-$410
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 592
QC Mixed 563
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 1,024
MC Float 1,144
MC Mixed 1,089
162% 1,086 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 114%
Great: 126%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
9.67% Terrible
Lighting 21.2
Reflection 32.6
Parallax 27.2
7% 27 fps
MRender 25.1
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 38.3
11% 28.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.67%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$90
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1272 308 310 308 311 310 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
274% Outstanding
Read 2,491
Write 1,466
Mixed 1,249
SusWrite 470
314% 1,419 MB/s
4K Read 65.6
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 86
296% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 984
DQ Write 1,448
DQ Mixed 1016
825% 1,149 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 274%
Great: 275%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$128
921GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 209 209 208 212 210 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 130
Write 183
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 209
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2
367% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
61.4% Good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 23.6
MC Mixed 18
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19.1
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 89
45% 89 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 61.4%
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 3,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 118%
Desktop 137%
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 177% - Outstanding Total price: $633
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