MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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.
Graphics76.2% 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 Drive73.7% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
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, 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, 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateJun 07 '19 at 05:14
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 146
2-Core 291
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 1,142
107% 864 Pts
64-Core 1,566
105% 1,566 Pts
Poor: 84%
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 (50th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
76.2% Very good
Lighting 101
Reflection 91.3
Parallax 83.7
82% 92 fps
MRender 98.9
Gravity 84.6
Splatting 74.8
70% 86.1 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 215 169 192 218 135 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Read 373
Write 342
Mixed 317
SusWrite 209
70% 310 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 33.9
122% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 177
137% 182 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 165 165 167 165 166 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 140
Write 151
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 165
95% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 87.2%
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 as expected (58th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 24.5
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 36
SC Mixed 28.7
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 60%
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 29,091 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: 69% - Good Total price: $989
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