MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics77.8% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
22 months ago, 22 months ago, 22 months ago, 22 months ago, 22 months ago, 22 months ago, 22 months ago, 22 months ago, 22 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 21 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 20 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
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
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 20 '19 at 12:49
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%
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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 Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$399
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 152
2-Core 297
103% 182 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 1,124
106% 855 Pts
64-Core 1,586
106% 1,586 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
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 (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
77.8% Very good
Lighting 102
Reflection 91.6
Parallax 83.3
82% 92.3 fps
MRender 103
Gravity 87.8
Splatting 75.3
73% 88.6 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 81%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 175 154 197 250 188 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 356
Write 146
Mixed 183
SusWrite 196
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 29.4
115% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 131
102% 140 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$83
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 166 166 160 168 171 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 55.8
Write 120
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 165
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
47% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 87%
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 (73rd percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 35.4
MC Mixed 25.2
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 41.6
SC Mixed 30.4
89% 31 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 92.3%
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 29,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $976
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