MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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.
Graphics71.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.1% 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
3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 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, 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, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 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. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime9 Days
Run DateAug 02 '19 at 16:37
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$495
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 149
2-Core 295
105% 222 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 1073
103% 825 Pts
64-Core 1,570
105% 1,570 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$278
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
71.8% Very good
Lighting 291
Reflection 230
Parallax 268
74% 263 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 257
Splatting 175
69% 214 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 232 229 238 252 249 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 371
Write 252
Mixed 248
SusWrite 236
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 31.5
118% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 114
89% 121 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$78
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 167 159 169 169 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 92.5
Write 74.8
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 166
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 74.1%
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 as expected (53rd percentile)
88.8% Excellent
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 24.5
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 29.5
82% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 102%
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 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 8,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $924
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $219
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $618SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
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