MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
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 94.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics54.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJul 01 '20 at 01:25
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 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 i5-9600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Memory 92
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 773
83% 646 Pts
64-Core 770
52% 770 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 195
Parallax 207
52% 201 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 195
Splatting 133
55% 160 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC120G1CS1754D117-551 120GB
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS111101
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 418
Write 296
Mixed 267
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.1
154% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 179
162% 245 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 92%
WD Green 750GB (2009)-$86
101GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 87 88 87 89 83 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
38.3% Below average
Read 47.7
Write 37.7
Mixed 32
SusWrite 85.6
37% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2D3000C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.2% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 20.9
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 23.3
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 98%
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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 37,344 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $863
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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