MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 107%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics83% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive261% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 23 '19 at 18:15
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$486
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
107% Outstanding
1-Core 153
2-Core 307
108% 230 Pts
4-Core 611
8-Core 1,046
104% 828 Pts
64-Core 1,458
98% 1,458 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$650
MSI(1462 3721) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
83% Excellent
Lighting 195
Reflection 248
Parallax 330
51% 258 fps
MRender 257
Gravity 298
Splatting 181
85% 245 fps
Poor: 100%
This bench: 83%
Great: 133%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$60
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1199 404 406 410 412 406 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
261% Outstanding
Read 2,293
Write 1,964
Mixed 1,425
SusWrite 540
346% 1,555 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 81.3
278% 99 MB/s
DQ Read 1,011
DQ Write 1,255
DQ Mixed 1,164
869% 1,143 MB/s
Poor: 176%
This bench: 261%
Great: 289%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
931GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 430 433 454 455 458 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 461
Mixed 447
SusWrite 441
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.1
194% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 344
259% 347 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 122%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW32GX4M2C3200C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.3% Below average
MC Read 11.8
MC Write 12.6
MC Mixed 10.5
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 11.9
SC Mixed 7.7
27% 9.6 GB/s
Latency 85.2
47% 85.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 63%
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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 12,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903
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