MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 120%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics91.1% 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 Drive68.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
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SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 03 '19 at 14:32
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$485
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
120% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 129
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 569
QC Float 602
QC Mixed 585
133% 585 Pts
MC Int 1,451
MC Float 1,656
MC Mixed 1,569
233% 1,558 Pts
Poor: 98%
This bench: 120%
Great: 131%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Lighting 302
Reflection 235
Parallax 264
89% 267 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 261
Splatting 168
92% 213 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 213 364 284 280 335 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 350
Write 339
Mixed 320
SusWrite 301
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 21.9
106% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 80.7
DQ Mixed 162
103% 117 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$80
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 175 186 185 182 176 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 42% Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4X8GD3000C16K4 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 25
90% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 41
SC Mixed 30.1
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 100%
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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 5,455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $867
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