MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.3% 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 28 days ago, 23 days ago, 23 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 21 days ago, 21 days ago, 18 days ago, 18 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateJun 25 '19 at 00:15
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$479
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 149
2-Core 299
105% 224 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 1,169
108% 877 Pts
64-Core 1,591
107% 1,591 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 301
Reflection 234
Parallax 271
76% 269 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 259
Splatting 179
69% 216 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 264 135 177 221 236 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 357
Write 340
Mixed 316
SusWrite 222
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 33.2
122% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 174
134% 177 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$78
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 168 166 165 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 101
Write 125
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 166
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 90%
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 (64th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 24.9
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 30
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 7,855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $952
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $196AMD RX 580 $167Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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