MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53% 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)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171221
Uptime7.4 Days
Run DateJun 22 '21 at 08:28
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%
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 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700K-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
78.1% Very good
Memory 80.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 239
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 634
67% 521 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53% Above average
Lighting 65.8
Reflection 63.3
Parallax 60.3
53% 63.1 fps
MRender 60.3
Gravity 66.4
Splatting 58.9
53% 61.9 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 53%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 116 123 128 155 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 140
Write 126
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 127
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 197 196 198 198 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 203
Write 150
Mixed 81
SusWrite 197
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$82
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
54.3% Above average
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 17.3
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 14.2
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 79.8
50% 79.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 69: 10R 6G 1B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
69% 39% 44 218 76 144 27" 1920 1080 AUS27AF VG278
History: Score 58: 6R 7G 7B | Score 69: 10R 6G 1B
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Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,017
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HDDRAMUSB
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