MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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.
Graphics73% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive47.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago, 2 years ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 17:39
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 51%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$369
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 95.7
1-Core 146
2-Core 289
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 583
8-Core 991
99% 787 Pts
64-Core 1,508
101% 1,508 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
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 (20th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
73% Very good
Lighting 94.8
Reflection 85.4
Parallax 78.6
77% 86.3 fps
MRender 96.3
Gravity 83.1
Splatting 73.7
69% 84.4 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 73%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$70
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 172 148 159 154 130 MB/s
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
47.8% Average
Read 236
Write 198
Mixed 172
SusWrite 156
43% 191 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 18.2
67% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 182
138% 181 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 151 163 159 162 157 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 47.2
Write 79
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 158
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
43% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 88%
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 (56th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 24.8
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 27.6
80% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 54.9
73% 54.9 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 88.2%
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 44,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $990
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