MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 92.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics17.5% 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 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B61
MotherboardMSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171027
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 08 '18 at 21:39
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-8400-$169
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
SC Int 115
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 472
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 657
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 666
101% 676 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (46 fps cap detected)
17.5% Very poor
Lighting 46.9
Reflection 40.4
Parallax 50.9
15% 46.1 fps
MRender 47.4
Gravity 43.1
Splatting 49.1
19% 46.5 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 149
Write 143
Mixed 133
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.18
65% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 95%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$43
536GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 189
Mixed 149
132% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.12
85% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 110%
Great: 109%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$21
404GB free
Firmware: SC13 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Read 94
Write 87
Mixed 81.3
66% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.4
90% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown SP008GBLFU213B02 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
35.6% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 10.3
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 10.9
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 43%
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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 3,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $961
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