MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive74.2% 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.
Run History
21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 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, 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, 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, 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, 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. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMay 01 '19 at 16:40
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$399
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 94.9
1-Core 146
2-Core 292
100% 178 Pts
4-Core 581
8-Core 997
99% 789 Pts
64-Core 1,486
100% 1,486 Pts
Poor: 84%
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 (21st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.8% Very good
Lighting 94.5
Reflection 85.3
Parallax 78.9
76% 86.2 fps
MRender 96.7
Gravity 82.8
Splatting 73.4
68% 84.3 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 249 261 235 158 228 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 414
Write 265
Mixed 157
SusWrite 228
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 76
4K Mixed 32.1
120% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 142
111% 151 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 163 171 171 170 171 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
66% Good
Read 62.2
Write 115
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 168
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 66%
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 as expected (58th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 24.9
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 28
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 102%

 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 29,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $989
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