MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics80% 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 Drive279% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 28 '20 at 03:04
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Memory 89.2
1-Core 142
2-Core 283
96% 172 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1,011
98% 783 Pts
64-Core 1,488
100% 1,488 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$269
CLim: 2220 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.38
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80% Very good
Lighting 316
Reflection 242
Parallax 313
83% 290 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 279
Splatting 185
80% 238 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 80%
Great: 80%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDPEKNW010T9 1TB
664GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1517 1491 1499 1520 1518 1516 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
279% Outstanding
Read 1,670
Write 1,606
Mixed 1198
SusWrite 1510
337% 1,496 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 76.3
260% 92.3 MB/s
DQ Read 809
DQ Write 957
DQ Mixed 606
534% 791 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 279%
Great: 302%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.3% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 30.3
SC Mixed 23.6
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 126%

 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 19,590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $943
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