MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 62%
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive29% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171221
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 08:53
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-8400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 473
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 694
105% 704 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
Nvidia(10DE 11BF) ≥ 4GB; Inno3d 1050Ti
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
38.9% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 81.3
Parallax 121
37% 108 fps
MRender 81.3
Gravity 114
Splatting 84.1
40% 93.1 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE200 SSD 240GB
196GB free
Firmware: SBFM71.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
29% Poor
Read 148
Write 189
Mixed 254
44% 197 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 7.88
4K Mixed 5.84
38% 10.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20.3
DQ Write 7.85
DQ Mixed 4.97
6% 11 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 29%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$96
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
43.3% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 12.1
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 10.3
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 47%
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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 2,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,068
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