MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 112%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics122% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 10 '19 at 00:38
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
112% Outstanding
1-Core 161
2-Core 319
113% 240 Pts
4-Core 635
8-Core 919
100% 777 Pts
64-Core 930
62% 930 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 112%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 474
Reflection 477
Parallax 571
127% 507 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 505
Splatting 265
116% 340 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 122%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,706
Write 2041
Mixed 1,354
380% 1,700 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 90.9
293% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,859
DQ Write 1,626
DQ Mixed 1651
1,263% 1,712 MB/s
Poor: 190% Great: 327%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
3TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 185 203 204 204 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 151
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 199
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 115%
Great: 116%
WD Elements 1TB
652GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 101 99 100 100 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 99.7
Write 101
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 100
121% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
114% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 27.6
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 30.4
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 107%
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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 7,722 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $961
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Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
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