MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics125% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.5% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (27%). 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)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20171221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 03:55
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 466
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 719
MC Mixed 608
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 373
Reflection 359
Parallax 340
112% 357 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 414
Splatting 264
134% 308 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 125%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 351 215 123 105 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 443
Write 436
Mixed 380
SusWrite 217
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 52.3
171% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 317
238% 316 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 1x8GB-$56
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
42.8% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.2
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 12.6
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) Builds (Compare 17,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $893
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $336Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $149Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $259Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $750SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $126SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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