MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive202% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190824
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 03 '19 at 23:39
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-8400-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
89% Excellent
Memory 96
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 613
69% 530 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$45
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906I Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 265 258 265 263 263 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
202% Outstanding
Read 2,044
Write 899
Mixed 418
SusWrite 295
199% 914 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 85.5
250% 94.4 MB/s
DQ Read 749
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 308
280% 440 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 202%
Great: 274%
Deva's SSD-E240e 240GB
81GB free
Firmware: R0522A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 442 440 437 237 59 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 505
Write 434
Mixed 386
SusWrite 339
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 22.2
133% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 30.9
79% 160 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
331GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 104 104 105 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 101
Write 85
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 104
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 109%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
169GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 59 59 60 59 60 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 104
Write 93
Mixed 72
SusWrite 58.6
61% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 39.7
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 29.4
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 36.5
SC Mixed 29.2
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 112%

 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 10,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $817
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