MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:42
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 487
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 713
MC Float 809
MC Mixed 772
114% 765 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 100%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$467
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 426
Reflection 394
Parallax 417
131% 412 fps
MRender 245
Gravity 414
Splatting 245
132% 301 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 132%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 149 148 139 137 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 429
Mixed 392
SusWrite 161
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 64.4
224% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
317GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 178 180 178 175 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 193
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 177
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$178
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 26.4
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 39.3
SC Mixed 30
87% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 102%
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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 7,118 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) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,044
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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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