MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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.
Graphics70.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive53.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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, 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, 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 month ago, 2 month ago, 2 month 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. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime2 Days
Run DateAug 10 '19 at 13:10
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 (69th percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 147
2-Core 293
103% 220 Pts
4-Core 582
8-Core 1,131
106% 856 Pts
64-Core 1,560
105% 1,560 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$275
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Lighting 287
Reflection 226
Parallax 261
73% 258 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 253
Splatting 172
68% 211 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 76 168 159 157 95 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 382
Write 80.2
Mixed 198
SusWrite 123
43% 196 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 22
87% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 49.5
DQ Mixed 144
94% 113 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$79
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 168 169 171 169 171 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 57.5
Write 132
Mixed 68
SusWrite 168
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 64.7%
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 above expectations (60th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 24.9
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 29.1
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.4%
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 8,945 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
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: $935
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