MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 56%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive122% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJul 11 '19 at 19:33
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-8600K-$265
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
79.9% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 233
82% 175 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 639
71% 548 Pts
64-Core 651
44% 651 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
Gigabyte(1458 3682) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.1% Average
Lighting 152
Reflection 157
Parallax 167
40% 159 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 153
Splatting 114
42% 134 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$47
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 461 361 466 316 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 467
Mixed 453
SusWrite 365
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 60.6
202% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 276
230% 333 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 122%
Great: 124%
Seagate ST3000VX009-2AY10G 3TB
550GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 103 100 94 113 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 77.5
Write 106
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 106
61% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.3
160% 2 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$76
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
70.5% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 21.1
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 21.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 104%
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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 26,648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 58%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $846
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