MSI Z370 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics47.5% 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 Drive44.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B46
MotherboardMSI Z370 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171027
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 21:39
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700K-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
65.4% Good
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 198
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 566
60% 467 Pts
64-Core 789
53% 789 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
47.5% Average
Lighting 183
Reflection 174
Parallax 186
47% 181 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 179
Splatting 122
48% 148 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 80 80 81 70 62 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 131
Write 105
Mixed 128
SusWrite 76.4
25% 110 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 22.4
100% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 90.3
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 77.3
64% 92.3 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 61%
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
33GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 136 127 128 132 139 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 136
Write 197
Mixed 156
SusWrite 126
35% 154 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 32.5
127% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 152
124% 175 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 19.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 20.5
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 69%
Great: 110%
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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 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46) Builds (Compare 6,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 SLI PLUS (MS-7B46) - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,181
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