MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 91.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive42.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 20:16
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 432
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 661
MC Float 754
MC Mixed 715
106% 710 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$54
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0831C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 77 53 29 24 76 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
42.8% Average
Read 490
Write 434
Mixed 374
SusWrite 106
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 16
4K Mixed 1.2
50% 14.6 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 17.4
DQ Mixed 0.5
19% 49.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
158GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 115 114 113 111 112 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 128
Write 117
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 113
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
218% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 20.1
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 20.7
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) Builds (Compare 7,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,005
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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