MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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.
Graphics71.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.5% 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
15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '19 at 02:57
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$484
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 95.8
1-Core 146
2-Core 294
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 583
8-Core 1,145
106% 864 Pts
64-Core 1,564
105% 1,564 Pts
Poor: 87%
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 (31st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.8% Very good
Lighting 292
Reflection 231
Parallax 261
77% 262 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 255
Splatting 168
72% 211 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 127 85 74 168 217 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 378
Write 124
Mixed 312
SusWrite 142
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 33.5
118% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 146
121% 170 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 92%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 166 167 170 171 170 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 49.2
Write 95.8
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 168
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
143% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4X8GD3000C16K4 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 24.2
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 29.7
86% 30.1 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 101%
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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 27,031 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $943
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