MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 83.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics38.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive202% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170829
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 28 '17 at 21:24
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i3-8100-$130
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 432
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 449
68% 451 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
38.1% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 79.7
Parallax 119
37% 106 fps
MRender 79.7
Gravity 112
Splatting 81
39% 90.8 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$109
214GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
202% Outstanding
Read 1,892
Write 1,079
Mixed 1,201
307% 1,391 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 35.3
191% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 61
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 145
96% 112 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 202%
Great: 260%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 31.5
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 38.9
SC Mixed 25.8
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 95%
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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 256 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $861
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