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MSI B360 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

We will be outlining the MSI B360 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard’s performance with the Intel Core i7 8700K CPU, 32GB* of 2,666MHz** G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 memory and a Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming.

*16GB for mini-ITX motherboards.

**3,200MHz for Z370, B360/H370 is limited to 2,666MHz.

H370/Z370 Motherboard Test System:

Comparison H370/Z370 Motherboards:

Drivers and UEFI:

  • Intel Chipset 10.1.1.44 (Z370) and Intel 10.1.16.3 (B360/H370)
  • Intel ME 11.7.0.1045 (Z370) and 1805.12.0.1097 (B360/H370)
  • Nvidia GeForce 390.77 VGA drivers.
  • MSI UEFI Version 2.2 (29/03/2018)

Tests:

  • Cinebench R15 – All-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • SiSoft Sandra 2017– Processor Arithmetic Test (CPU) and Memory Bandwidth Test (Memory)
  • 7-Zip 18.01 x64 – Built-in 7-Zip benchmark test (CPU)
  • AIDA64 Engineer 5.95 – System cache & memory benchmark and stress test (Memory and Power Consumption)
  • 3DMark v2.4.4264 – Time Spy (1440p) test (Gaming)
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation – Built-in benchmark tool CPU-Focused test, 1920 x 1080, Extreme quality preset, DX12 mode (Gaming)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, Ultra quality preset, DX12 mode (Gaming)
  • ATTO 3.05 – M.2, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and SATA 6Gbps transfer rates (Motherboard)
  • Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.1 – Record and playback test using a line-in to line-out loopback with a 3.5mm audio cable (Motherboard)

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