MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.9% 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
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, 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, 12 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime3 Days
Run DateJul 20 '19 at 19:27
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 30%

 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-$443
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 96.8
1-Core 152
2-Core 296
103% 182 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 1,118
104% 845 Pts
64-Core 1,585
106% 1,585 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.9% Very good
Lighting 299
Reflection 234
Parallax 270
78% 268 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 259
Splatting 178
73% 216 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 125 198 161 159 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Read 352
Write 339
Mixed 316
SusWrite 178
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 34.2
123% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 181
136% 178 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$78
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 168 159 164 169 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 115
Write 123
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 165
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 89%
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)
89.8% Excellent
MC Read 35.8
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 24.5
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 36.5
SC Mixed 30
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.8%
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 29,106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $916
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