MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING (MS-7A98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 120%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics29.4% 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 Drive287% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A98
MotherboardMSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING (MS-7A98)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171027
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 00:24
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$404
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
120% Outstanding
SC Int 151
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 153
123% 154 Pts
QC Int 564
QC Float 590
QC Mixed 582
131% 579 Pts
MC Int 1,083
MC Float 1,214
MC Mixed 1,177
173% 1,158 Pts
Poor: 98%
This bench: 120%
Great: 126%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Nvidia(10DE 098A) 1.5GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
29.4% Poor
Lighting 75.2
Reflection 69.4
Parallax 103
26% 82.5 fps
MRender 74.2
Gravity 88.5
Splatting 56.5
32% 73.1 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$288
930GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 399
Mixed 417
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.7
180% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 131
150% 260 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 115%
Great: 119%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
332GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
287% Outstanding
Read 1,970
Write 1,780
Mixed 1,637
400% 1,796 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 68.1
241% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 612
DQ Write 504
DQ Mixed 265
278% 460 MB/s
Poor: 205%
This bench: 287%
Great: 321%
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB-$40
25GB free, PID a212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Read 251
Write 136
Mixed 160
214% 182 MB/s
4K Read 6.96
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.76
85% 2.9 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR32GX4M4C3466C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.2% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.4
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 166%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z370 GODLIKE GAMING (MS-7A98) Builds (Compare 35 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 131%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING (MS-7A98)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 119% - Outstanding Total price: $1,423
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