MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.9% 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 04 '19 at 14:12
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$455
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
105% Outstanding
1-Core 155
2-Core 299
108% 227 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 1,149
107% 868 Pts
64-Core 1593
107% 1593 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
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 as expected (57th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 303
Reflection 239
Parallax 266
77% 269 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 263
Splatting 172
70% 218 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$38
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 283 228 260 265 109 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
70.9% Very good
Read 356
Write 200
Mixed 300
SusWrite 213
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 32
119% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 143
112% 153 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$79
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 175 174 173 176 175 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 42% Great: 90%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 135 138 135 138 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 130
Write 134
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 136
160% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
88% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 54%
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 (64th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 33.3
MC Mixed 24.4
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 37.8
SC Mixed 30.2
85% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 102%
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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 9,915 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $937
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