MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Gaming 54%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics89.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive36.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory6.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190402
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 28 '20 at 16:46
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 36%
Watch Gameplay: 2060S + 9400F How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th 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 way below expectations (2nd percentile)
61.6% Good
Memory 69.4
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 167
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 417
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3535 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
89.4% Excellent
Lighting 109
Reflection 97.8
Parallax 110
88% 105 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 104
Splatting 97
91% 121 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS240G2G0B-00EPW0 240GB
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UJ450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 46 2.2 3.6 9 78 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 378
Write 295
Mixed 257
SusWrite 55.1
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 23.9
4K Mixed 10.1
49% 16.5 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 50
DQ Mixed 42
42% 68.9 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 54%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
255GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 93 94 94 94 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 140
Write 117
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 93.3
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
32.5% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 10.8
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 6.9
21% 7.47 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 89%

 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 15,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 58%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 54%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $856
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