Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 53%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 52%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.9% 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 Drive35.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B61
MotherboardMSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171220
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateJun 09 '18 at 20:54
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i5-8600K-$239
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 400
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 533
MC Float 613
MC Mixed 566
85% 571 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 122%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Lighting 159
Reflection 149
Parallax 171
50% 160 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 147
Splatting 106
55% 127 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
84GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 476
Mixed 463
107% 480 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 30.6
119% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 48.6
80% 150 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 103%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
38GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
35.2% Below average
Read 154
Write 86.3
Mixed 102
25% 114 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 10.3
67% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 98.6
DQ Write 93.5
DQ Mixed 25.5
38% 72.5 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 63%
WD Elements 25A1 4TB
2.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 101
Write 76.8
Mixed 86.7
110% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 8.46
4K Mixed 0.33
302% 3.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1
DQ Write 8.49
DQ Mixed 0.37
305% 3.29 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$158
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
30.7% Below average
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 10
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 9.3
27% 9.33 GB/s
Latency 90.4
44% 90.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 89%
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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 3,086 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,002
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