MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics7.9% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive96.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 19:36
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 465
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 770
MC Mixed 738
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A71) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4534
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
7.9% Terrible
Lighting 22.6
Reflection 28.5
Parallax 23.4
7% 24.8 fps
MRender 19.7
Gravity 19.6
Splatting 35.2
12% 24.8 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.9%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
414GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 401
Mixed 410
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 27.8
156% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 47.9
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 101
86% 120 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 20.8
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.3
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 94%
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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 1,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $677
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $410Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $235Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $137SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $128SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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