MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.9% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateMay 19 '19 at 15:01
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900K-$465
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 148
2-Core 294
104% 221 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 1,159
108% 872 Pts
64-Core 1,576
106% 1,576 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$275
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Lighting 300
Reflection 237
Parallax 267
76% 268 fps
MRender 215
Gravity 260
Splatting 176
70% 217 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$38
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 218 249 222 236 201 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 347
Write 203
Mixed 265
SusWrite 216
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 32.3
121% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 179
134% 174 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$79
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 167 166 169 169 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 70.5
Write 102
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 166
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
51% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 89%
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 (60th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 33.9
MC Mixed 24.7
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 37.7
SC Mixed 29.3
84% 29.3 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 102%
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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 9,804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $947
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