MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics79.6% 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 Drive74.1% 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
20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateApr 05 '19 at 10:01
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 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 Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$388
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 95.6
1-Core 145
2-Core 294
100% 178 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 1,135
106% 860 Pts
64-Core 1,582
106% 1,582 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.6% Very good
Lighting 100
Reflection 90.7
Parallax 83.3
82% 91.4 fps
MRender 102
Gravity 86.9
Splatting 77.7
59% 88.9 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 255 215 195 220 219 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 357
Write 342
Mixed 315
SusWrite 220
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 34
123% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 185
140% 185 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$55
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 164 166 165 165 164 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 124
Write 104
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 165
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 88%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 136 136 136 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 130
Write 137
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 136
161% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
85% 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 (61st percentile)
89.7% Excellent
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 24.6
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 37.6
SC Mixed 30.1
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 103%

 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 23,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $933
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