MSI Z370 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics10.3% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive198% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B46
MotherboardMSI Z370 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:41
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-8700K-$330
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 132
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 502
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 987
MC Float 1135
MC Mixed 1097
160% 1,073 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 104%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Desktop Coffee Lake i5 i7)
MSI(1462 7B46) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.100.6044
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
10.3% Very poor
Lighting 25.7
Reflection 32.6
Parallax 27.8
8% 28.7 fps
MRender 26.7
Gravity 23.1
Splatting 38.9
12% 29.6 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 10.3%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 912 943 943 765 58 90 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
198% Outstanding
Read 1355
Write 941
Mixed 878
SusWrite 618
212% 948 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 72.3
256% 92 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 870
DQ Mixed 218
276% 472 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 198%
Great: 198%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 27.3
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 30.8
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 52.6
76% 52.6 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z370 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46) Builds (Compare 2,534 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z370 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,205
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