MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% 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 Drive113% 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 17 '19 at 21:26
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$349
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
100% Outstanding
1-Core 145
2-Core 288
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 1,087
102% 827 Pts
64-Core 1,094
73% 1,094 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$415
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 390
Reflection 322
Parallax 406
102% 373 fps
MRender 365
Gravity 372
Splatting 228
102% 322 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 322 357 356 354 357 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 483
Mixed 438
SusWrite 350
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 47.4
180% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 260
221% 323 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 113%
Great: 131%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 204 203 201 205 205 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 151
Mixed 77
SusWrite 204
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 116%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 27.7
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 29.5
83% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 105%
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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 11,036 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $875
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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