MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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.
Graphics63.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 22 '19 at 15:30
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$455
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 147
2-Core 292
103% 219 Pts
4-Core 582
8-Core 1,153
107% 867 Pts
64-Core 1,504
101% 1,504 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
63.9% Good
Lighting 245
Reflection 200
Parallax 194
61% 213 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 252
Splatting 174
68% 211 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$74
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 295 297 300 301 301 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 295
Mixed 291
SusWrite 299
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 36.8
144% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 236
203% 300 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 130%
SABRENT 1TB
204GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 80 79 79 80 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 75.5
Write 14.8
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 78.8
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 90%
WD My Passport 25E2 4TB
3TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 98 99 99 98 99 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 118
Write 106
Mixed 74
SusWrite 98.6
131% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.7
225% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 62%
USB Flash Disk 129GB
120GB free, PID null, gorilla
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 16 10 0.2 9.5 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 98.5
Write 77.5
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 12.3
64% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Mixed 1.1
61% 1 MB/s
Poor: 9% Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
68.6% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 20.4
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 22.6
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 70%
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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 10,036 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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: 68% - Good Total price: $939
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