MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics123% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 06 '19 at 01:45
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$288
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 147
2-Core 288
103% 218 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,099
104% 839 Pts
64-Core 1,121
75% 1,121 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$650
Nvidia(10DE 12A6) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Lighting 506
Reflection 413
Parallax 551
133% 490 fps
MRender 373
Gravity 413
Splatting 235
110% 340 fps
Poor: 106%
This bench: 123%
Great: 134%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 94 88 106 102 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 453
Write 418
Mixed 340
SusWrite 128
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 41.2
159% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 219
192% 287 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 40.2
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 28.5
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 39
SC Mixed 31.4
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
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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 9,842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $945
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