MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics32.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B61
MotherboardMSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '19 at 00:39
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-8400-$194
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 236
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 681
74% 573 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3206) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
32.1% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 110
Parallax 122
35% 122 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 117
Splatting 79.2
32% 92.8 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$53
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 127 128 154 163 154 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 150
Write 143
Mixed 81
SusWrite 143
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$59
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.3% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 13.9
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 15.9
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 46.3%
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 14,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $865
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