MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.9% 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
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, 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, 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. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateApr 16 '19 at 15:32
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 147
2-Core 289
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 583
8-Core 1,146
107% 865 Pts
64-Core 1,569
105% 1,569 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
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 (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
67.5% Good
Lighting 84.6
Reflection 78.5
Parallax 71.3
69% 78.1 fps
MRender 88.8
Gravity 77.8
Splatting 68.7
52% 78.4 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 187 178 208 187 264 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 366
Write 119
Mixed 156
SusWrite 201
47% 211 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 34.2
124% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 182
136% 175 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 166 166 163 165 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 102
Write 136
Mixed 68
SusWrite 166
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 87%
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 (62nd percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
MC Read 34.4
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 24.7
90% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 39.4
SC Mixed 29.5
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.2%
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 23,814 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $955
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