MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 98.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics77.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.9% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Run History
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SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMay 07 '19 at 15:23
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i9-9900K-$409
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 160
2-Core 312
104% 189 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 1,157
99% 849 Pts
64-Core 1,661
103% 1,661 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$143
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
77.2% Very good
Lighting 99.3
Reflection 90.3
Parallax 82.6
81% 90.7 fps
MRender 101
Gravity 86.8
Splatting 73.7
70% 87.2 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 81%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$70
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 86 252 202 166 221 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 352
Write 341
Mixed 284
SusWrite 190
66% 292 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 32.2
118% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 94.9
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 123
95% 128 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$84
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 166 166 164 161 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 102
Write 144
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 165
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair CM4X8GD3000C16K4 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 24.7
89% 31 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 29.7
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89.4%
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 32,677 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $840
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