MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 129%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 124%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.1% 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 Drive266% 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)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '19 at 21:23
Run Duration226 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i9-9900K-$530
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
124% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 153
122% 153 Pts
QC Int 565
QC Float 597
QC Mixed 581
132% 581 Pts
MC Int 1,393
MC Float 1,646
MC Mixed 1,548
228% 1,529 Pts
Poor: 95%
This bench: 124%
Great: 131%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Lighting 311
Reflection 247
Parallax 278
92% 279 fps
MRender 224
Gravity 274
Splatting 187
99% 228 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$138
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1927 991 811 809 813 812 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
266% Outstanding
Read 1,954
Write 2,267
Mixed 1,345
SusWrite 1,027
370% 1,648 MB/s
4K Read 63.9
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 86.2
286% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 473
DQ Write 1,154
DQ Mixed 1246
826% 957 MB/s
Poor: 193%
This bench: 266%
Great: 337%
Samsung 840 Series 500GB
242GB free
Firmware: DXT06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 324 335 343 341 336 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
78% Very good
Read 406
Write 321
Mixed 174
SusWrite 336
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 24.9
100% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 60.4
95% 185 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 78%
Great: 97%
WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB
242GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 419 422 419 417 417 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 479
Mixed 353
SusWrite 427
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 49.3
175% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 194
173% 258 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 113%
Great: 117%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB-$48
14GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 105 105 103 100 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 221
Write 100
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 104
131% 114 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 8.5
4K Mixed 7.5
585% 8.97 MB/s
DQ Read 10.3
DQ Write 8.2
DQ Mixed 7.4
569% 8.63 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D26BFSE.16FD 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 13.4
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 16.4
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 52%
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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 3,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 137%
UFO
Workstation
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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