MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.1% 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 Drive228% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 02 '19 at 01:14
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 94
1-Core 155
2-Core 313
104% 187 Pts
4-Core 615
8-Core 892
97% 753 Pts
64-Core 883
59% 883 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 104%
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: 430.86
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
75.1% Very good
Lighting 302
Reflection 238
Parallax 291
80% 277 fps
MRender 215
Gravity 268
Splatting 172
75% 218 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB (2019)-$55
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 612 438 437 436 437 438 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
228% Outstanding
Read 1,747
Write 1,514
Mixed 1,351
SusWrite 466
284% 1,270 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 74.1
258% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 851
DQ Write 1377
DQ Mixed 802
696% 1,010 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 228%
Great: 234%
Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: SBK2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 118 120 121 122 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Read 74
Write 112
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 120
69% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
203% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 70%
General UDisk 4GB
3GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.8 8.5 8.8 8.8 7.8 8.5 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
6.43% Terrible
Read 19
Write 5.8
Mixed 2.2
SusWrite 8.4
10% 8.85 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
29% 2.6 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.43%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
MC Read 37
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 26.8
94% 32.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89.3%
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 14,230 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: $965
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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