MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 107%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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-7B61
MotherboardMSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '20 at 16:48
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$370
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
1-Core 154
2-Core 308
109% 231 Pts
4-Core 612
8-Core 942
100% 777 Pts
64-Core 1,161
78% 1,161 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Lighting 385
Reflection 366
Parallax 384
101% 378 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 372
Splatting 236
100% 281 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,033
Write 1,386
Mixed 616
295% 1,345 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 57.3
232% 91.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,127
DQ Write 1,192
DQ Mixed 928
762% 1,082 MB/s
Poor: 142% Great: 238%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 199 201 205 204 204 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 170
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 203
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$103
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 25.7
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 36.9
SC Mixed 30.6
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 105%
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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 16,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $899
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HDDRAMUSB
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