MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.2% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171221
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 15:53
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$245
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 248
86% 184 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 624
69% 532 Pts
64-Core 682
46% 682 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 337
Reflection 279
Parallax 375
89% 330 fps
MRender 359
Gravity 352
Splatting 217
104% 309 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 103%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 235 231 227 221 217 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 494
Write 242
Mixed 242
SusWrite 231
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 34.6
129% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 202
185% 285 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 127%
XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 1TB
58GB free
Firmware: S0118C
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,388
Write 1,907
Mixed 1,430
423% 1,908 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 86.1
294% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,411
DQ Write 991
DQ Mixed 621
620% 1,008 MB/s
Poor: 213% Great: 379%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 33.9
MC Mixed 28
94% 33 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 27.5
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 54.5
73% 54.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 108%
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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 28,682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $852
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