MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.7% 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
14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 14:55
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$525
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 96.3
1-Core 148
2-Core 294
102% 180 Pts
4-Core 582
8-Core 1131
106% 856 Pts
64-Core 1,573
106% 1,573 Pts
Poor: 87%
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 expectations (27th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 297
Reflection 229
Parallax 281
78% 269 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 249
Splatting 172
70% 210 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 232 217 226 231 219 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 364
Write 228
Mixed 259
SusWrite 218
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 33.8
122% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 140
112% 155 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$75
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 167 159 168 172 170 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 64.7
Write 78.7
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 167
72% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 66.3%
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 (69th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 25
90% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 41.2
SC Mixed 29.4
88% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 101%
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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 24,362 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $951
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