MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
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SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMay 01 '19 at 14:27
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$468
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 146
2-Core 286
102% 216 Pts
4-Core 583
8-Core 1,076
103% 829 Pts
64-Core 1,564
105% 1,564 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
71.9% Very good
Lighting 296
Reflection 231
Parallax 260
75% 262 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 256
Splatting 173
68% 213 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$38
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 228 236 237 221 205 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 361
Write 248
Mixed 242
SusWrite 226
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 28.1
110% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 179
130% 164 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$79
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 163 165 170 170 169 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 64
Write 114
Mixed 74
SusWrite 164
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 65.3%
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 (53rd percentile)
88.7% Excellent
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 24.5
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 28.7
82% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 53
75% 53 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.7%
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 9,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $958
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