MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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.
Graphics77.5% 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 Drive71.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
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, 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, 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, 17 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateApr 26 '19 at 14:10
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 (84th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 146
2-Core 294
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 581
8-Core 1,146
106% 863 Pts
64-Core 1567
105% 1567 Pts
Poor: 85%
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 (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
77.5% Very good
Lighting 97.7
Reflection 88.3
Parallax 81.4
80% 89.1 fps
MRender 99.4
Gravity 83.7
Splatting 72.1
57% 85 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 264 243 150 228 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 343
Write 113
Mixed 267
SusWrite 198
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 34.3
124% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 168
129% 172 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$55
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 166 166 168 161 162 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Read 131
Write 150
Mixed 66
SusWrite 165
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
66% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 89%
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 (55th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 24.3
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 35.7
SC Mixed 28.8
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.6%
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 22,933 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $918
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