MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 114%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B61
MotherboardMSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:52
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 143
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 554
QC Float 582
QC Mixed 553
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 1,074
MC Float 1,232
MC Mixed 1,173
173% 1,160 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 114%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
69.1% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 156
Parallax 278
73% 215 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 176
Splatting 172
66% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 287 271 225 145 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 493
Mixed 418
SusWrite 245
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 52.9
191% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 153
122% 177 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 124%
Samsung PM810 2.5" 7mm 256GB
114GB free
Firmware: AXM08D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 246 246 247 247 247 MB/s
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
58.2% Above average
Read 253
Write 244
Mixed 196
SusWrite 246
53% 235 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 22.3
94% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 75.1
DQ Mixed 25.8
39% 74.9 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 74%
Samsung PM810 2.5" 7mm 256GB
9GB free
Firmware: AXM08D1Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 248
Write 245
Mixed 207
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 19.4
92% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 75.6
DQ Mixed 22.7
38% 74 MB/s
Poor: 22% Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
54.1% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 15.3
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 17
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 53
76% 53 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 52%
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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 4,301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $957
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HDDRAMUSB
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