MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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.
Very high background CPU (43%). 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)
Memory2.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171027
Uptime6.2 Days
Run DateJun 18 '19 at 23:45
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-8100-$120
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
68.9% Good
1-Core 107
2-Core 213
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 386
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
MSI(1462 3289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Lighting 230
Reflection 190
Parallax 215
60% 212 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 204
Splatting 160
56% 170 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
1GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 431
Write 453
Mixed 376
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 49.6
178% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 354
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 116%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$57
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 91 77 60 115 125 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 127
Write 136
Mixed 91
SusWrite 91.1
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
173% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.1% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.5
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 20.6
56% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 111%
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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 30,713 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $874
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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