MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive102% 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)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180308
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateApr 15 '19 at 01:02
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-8600K-$258
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
92% 194 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 679
77% 591 Pts
64-Core 700
47% 700 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 233
Reflection 216
Parallax 234
60% 227 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 217
Splatting 154
57% 178 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 308 310 310 302 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 310
Mixed 306
SusWrite 304
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 39.3
158% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 241
208% 308 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 102%
Great: 131%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
500GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 148 151 151 152 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 155
Write 151
Mixed 96.5
SusWrite 151
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
63.5% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 20.8
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 19.1
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 104%
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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 27,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $909
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
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