MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 90.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 Z370 Gaming Codex XE (MS-B913)
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170918
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 02:39
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700K-$369
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
1-Core 134
2-Core 240
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 838
85% 674 Pts
64-Core 1,059
71% 1,059 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Lighting 290
Reflection 287
Parallax 300
75% 292 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 280
Splatting 220
74% 231 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$113
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 854
Write 573
Mixed 602
150% 676 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 46.6
170% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 323
268% 375 MB/s
Poor: 79% Great: 187%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
12GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 496
Write 472
Mixed 446
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 55.8
188% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 348
263% 354 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 131%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
477GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 111 120 151 86 140 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
47.3% Average
Read 44.5
Write 79
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 120
59% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 115%
Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB
453GB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.5 5.4 4.7 4.7 5.4 3.3 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
6.8% Terrible
Read 16.3
Write 7.5
Mixed 9
SusWrite 5.5
7% 9.57 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.7
198% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 6.8%
Great: 93%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
339GB free, PID 0200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 86 86 86 86 86 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 85.2
Write 85.7
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 85.3
97% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 45%
WD My Passport 25E2 3TB
925GB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 78 78 78 79 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
32.1% Below average
Read 82.8
Write 67.8
Mixed 58
SusWrite 78.5
96% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
41% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 62%
WD My Passport 25E2 4TB
3TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 98 97 98 98 97 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 108
Write 92.7
Mixed 66
SusWrite 97.3
121% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.7
252% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI24D4U7S8MH-8 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 21.3
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 24
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 81%
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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 27,723 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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