MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics77.6% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170905
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:35
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-8600K-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 517
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 742
MC Float 791
MC Mixed 766
115% 766 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2277 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Lighting 238
Reflection 215
Parallax 231
73% 228 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 223
Splatting 180
81% 190 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
740GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 160
Mixed 147
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.21
88% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 98%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 41.3
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 29.6
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 31.5
87% 30.4 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
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 11,004 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $963
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