Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 51%
Desktop 134%
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 115%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive260% 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-7B45
MotherboardMSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B45)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '19 at 20:55
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-8600K-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
115% Outstanding
1-Core 161
2-Core 328
114% 244 Pts
4-Core 655
8-Core 923
102% 789 Pts
64-Core 920
62% 920 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 115%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2931 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 411.63
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (144 fps cap detected)
40.3% Average
Lighting 144
Reflection 144
Parallax 144
37% 144 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 144
Splatting 144
44% 144 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 725 648 641 639 647 650 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
260% Outstanding
Read 2,044
Write 1,709
Mixed 666
SusWrite 658
282% 1,270 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 71.6
260% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,134
DQ Write 1,460
DQ Mixed 1,105
887% 1,233 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 260%
Great: 263%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-3200C16-8GVKB 029E CMD8GX4M2B3866C18 029E CMD8GX4M2B3866C18 16GB
3600, 3600, 3600 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
116% Outstanding
MC Read 43.9
MC Write 47.1
MC Mixed 32.9
118% 41.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 49.7
SC Mixed 33.1
101% 35.3 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 116%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B45) Builds (Compare 4,331 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 111%
Desktop 113%
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B45) - $239

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,533
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