MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:06
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-8600K-$249
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 572
QC Mixed 540
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 714
MC Float 821
MC Mixed 761
114% 765 Pts
Poor: 91%
This bench: 106%
Great: 118%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
70.9% Very good
Lighting 222
Reflection 198
Parallax 212
68% 211 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 204
Splatting 160
73% 171 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
783GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 96 101 106 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 101
Write 117
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 96.9
67% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 1x8GB-$80
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
43.4% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 12
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 12.6
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) Builds (Compare 8,319 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $950
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Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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