MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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.
Graphics72.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.6% 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
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, 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, 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, 18 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 19:46
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$395
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 148
2-Core 277
100% 174 Pts
4-Core 585
8-Core 1,146
107% 865 Pts
64-Core 1,571
105% 1,571 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$255
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.1% Very good
Lighting 297
Reflection 231
Parallax 283
78% 270 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 256
Splatting 173
72% 213 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 222 169 162 199 230 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 356
Write 339
Mixed 318
SusWrite 208
69% 305 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 33.7
123% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 180
136% 176 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$81
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 164 167 164 168 161 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 126
Write 150
Mixed 64
SusWrite 165
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 83.6%
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 (54th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 24.7
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 36.1
SC Mixed 28.9
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.8%
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 19,789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $957
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