MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive202% 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.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory14.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 17 '20 at 16:51
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-9100F-$79
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 243
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 488
67% 490 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$214
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
61% Good
Lighting 277
Reflection 215
Parallax 255
73% 249 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 225
Splatting 172
61% 181 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 61%
Great: 66%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$68
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 739 902 898 928 909 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
202% Outstanding
Read 1,276
Write 934
Mixed 834
SusWrite 808
216% 963 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 73.1
243% 91.2 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 847
DQ Mixed 218
272% 463 MB/s
Poor: 113%
This bench: 202%
Great: 211%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 42.6
MC Mixed 30.8
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 43.4
SC Mixed 31.9
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
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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 17,222 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $938
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