MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics25.1% 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 Drive90.3% 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.
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-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180308
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 23:34
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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 i7-8700K-$360
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 450
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 894
MC Float 1,073
MC Mixed 1,001
148% 990 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
25.1% Poor
Lighting 78.6
Reflection 67.3
Parallax 74.3
24% 73.4 fps
MRender 55.6
Gravity 70.5
Splatting 56.4
26% 60.8 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 25.1%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 1TB
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0810B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 397 407 411 412 93 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 403
Mixed 326
SusWrite 347
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 31.7
120% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 222
182% 258 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 19.3
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 21.4
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 110%
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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 17,654 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) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $872
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HDDRAMUSB
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