MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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.
Graphics70.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.3% 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
14 months ago, 14 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime9.4 Days
Run DateJun 29 '19 at 05:15
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$439
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 96.4
1-Core 147
2-Core 291
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 1,103
105% 844 Pts
64-Core 1,566
105% 1,566 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
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 below potential (20th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
70.9% Very good
Lighting 290
Reflection 229
Parallax 284
76% 268 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 251
Splatting 172
71% 211 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 181 233 221 230 223 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 367
Write 340
Mixed 318
SusWrite 238
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 34.2
123% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 178
136% 178 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$75
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 162 165 169 170 169 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 128
Write 149
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 167
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 84.6%
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 (55th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 24.5
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 36.1
SC Mixed 29.2
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.1%
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 13,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $974
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