MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 84.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics33.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive41.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
24 months ago, 24 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171027
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 15 '17 at 09:39
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-8400-$194
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 711
77% 595 Pts
64-Core 715
48% 715 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36B0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Lighting 141
Reflection 119
Parallax 130
37% 130 fps
MRender 82
Gravity 124
Splatting 84.6
34% 97 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair CSSD-F160GBP2 180GB
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
41.5% Average
Read 142
Write 74
Mixed 107
24% 108 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 18
92% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 7.59
29% 63.9 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 42%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 265
Write 175
Mixed 173
153% 204 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 4.83
4K Mixed 1.01
251% 2.34 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 126%
Great: 213%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
841GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 207
Write 182
Mixed 168
140% 186 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.37
100% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.5% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.3
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 109%
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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 28,692 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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HDDRAMUSB
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