MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 98.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics80.5% 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 Drive72.7% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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, 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, 28 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 23 days ago, 18 days ago, 18 days ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 13 days ago, 13 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJul 05 '19 at 10:34
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 below expectations (28th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
1-Core 138
2-Core 281
98% 210 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1,023
98% 789 Pts
64-Core 1,457
98% 1,457 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 98.5%
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: 419.17
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Lighting 256
Reflection 205
Parallax 239
77% 234 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 230
Splatting 152
83% 191 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 238 238 229 237 235 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 399
Write 230
Mixed 262
SusWrite 231
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 74.2
4K Mixed 30.8
114% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 145
117% 160 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$78
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 170 171 170 172 170 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 75
Write 103
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 168
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
51% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.8%
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 below expectations (20th percentile)
77.9% Very good
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 23.2
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 23.1
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.9%
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 7,671 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $959
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