MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 106%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.4% 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 Drive71.1% 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
7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 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, 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. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime5.5 Days
Run DateApr 29 '19 at 19:11
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$472
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
1-Core 155
2-Core 306
109% 231 Pts
4-Core 593
8-Core 1,071
104% 832 Pts
64-Core 1,587
106% 1,587 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$260
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Lighting 312
Reflection 242
Parallax 270
79% 275 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 267
Splatting 178
71% 220 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 217 176 181 214 202 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 352
Write 340
Mixed 319
SusWrite 217
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 30.7
120% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 181
132% 168 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$54
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 165 166 162 162 167 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 62.4
Write 104
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 162
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 92%
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)
91.4% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 25
90% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 37
SC Mixed 30.9
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91.4%
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 11,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $904
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