MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
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.
Graphics78% 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 Drive65.2% 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 (17%). 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, 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, 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. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 01 '19 at 11:46
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 17%
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-$364
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 95.9
1-Core 148
2-Core 290
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,127
105% 853 Pts
64-Core 1,571
106% 1,571 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 (53rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
78% Very good
Lighting 98.3
Reflection 87.7
Parallax 87.4
80% 91.2 fps
MRender 100
Gravity 85
Splatting 75.2
58% 86.8 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 78%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 236 205 115 127 77 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 346
Write 124
Mixed 185
SusWrite 166
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 28.2
113% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 179
128% 163 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$86
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 167 159 171 172 169 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
65% Good
Read 59.7
Write 72.2
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 167
70% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 65%
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 (66th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 35.3
MC Mixed 25
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 40.1
SC Mixed 28.6
85% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91.2%
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 23,294 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) - $118

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