MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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.
Graphics71.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.1% 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
15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 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. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 09 '19 at 20:58
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$395
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 96.8
1-Core 155
2-Core 297
104% 183 Pts
4-Core 590
8-Core 1,116
106% 853 Pts
64-Core 1,589
107% 1,589 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$269
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.9% Very good
Lighting 300
Reflection 234
Parallax 268
79% 267 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 255
Splatting 176
72% 214 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 96 6.2 6.2 3.4 2.7 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 353
Write 343
Mixed 312
SusWrite 48.8
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 34
123% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 179
137% 181 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$72
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 168 168 165 164 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 101
Write 117
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 163
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75.6%
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 above expectations (61st percentile)
90% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 24.6
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 30.3
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90%
Great: 101%

 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 17,533 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $961
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