MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 86.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics96.3% 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 Drive36.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180803
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 07:25
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 i3-8350K-$169
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
86.9% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 114
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 459
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 511
MC Mixed 470
71% 475 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$345
Zotac(19DA 1445) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Lighting 301
Reflection 293
Parallax 335
97% 310 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 255
Splatting 218
96% 225 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$76
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 247 291 262 303 270 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
36.6% Below average
Read 188
Write 98.4
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 278
36% 161 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 17.8
4K Mixed 9
38% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 14
DQ Write 16
DQ Mixed 14.7
11% 14.9 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
75.6% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 22.8
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.9
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 91%
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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 11,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $971
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