MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics95.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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 (36th 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-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 510
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 975
MC Float 1,077
MC Mixed 1,059
155% 1037 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 105%
Great: 123%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Lighting 290
Reflection 287
Parallax 300
91% 292 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 280
Splatting 220
99% 231 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$44
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: 176%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$78
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: 72% Great: 129%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
477GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 111 120 151 86 140 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st 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: 63%
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: 16%
This bench: 6.8%
Great: 95%
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 (65th 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: 44%
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 as expected (43rd 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: 13%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 58%
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 above expectations (85th 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: 14%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 63%
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 potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
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: 68%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) Builds (Compare 21,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $859
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $355Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $92
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $90SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $601SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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