MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory25.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171027
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateMar 11 '18 at 14:53
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User OMN-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i7-8700K-$365
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
SC Int 111
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 438
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 1026
MC Float 1,151
MC Mixed 1,091
163% 1,089 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1659 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 349
Reflection 316
Parallax 357
109% 341 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 321
Splatting 219
108% 250 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 109%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 394
Mixed 416
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 50.3
183% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 116
146% 261 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 116%
Great: 136%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 30.7
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 41.5
SC Mixed 26.3
82% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 134%
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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 13,478 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $901
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $67
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $129SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $82G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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