MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 99%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics153% 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B61
MotherboardMSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171027
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 03 '18 at 21:29
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 as expected (49th percentile)
99% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 124
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 511
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 730
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 751
113% 753 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 99%
Great: 118%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
153% Outstanding
Lighting 501
Reflection 479
Parallax 540
159% 507 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 490
Splatting 268
148% 335 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 153%
Great: 177%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 90 95 98 99 99 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 93.8
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$163
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
MC Read 38.4
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 27.9
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 28.4
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 103%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) Builds (Compare 5,347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $975
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