MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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 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 95.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics35.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive80.9% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 17:05
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i5-7600-$218
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 500
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 485
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 502
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$114
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
35.4% Below average
Lighting 111
Reflection 69.5
Parallax 104
34% 94.9 fps
MRender 80.3
Gravity 100
Splatting 76.8
37% 85.8 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$96
217GB free
Firmware: M0CR050 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 485
Write 308
Mixed 325
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 24.7
109% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 40.3
81% 163 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 82%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$62
662GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 119
Write 112
Mixed 109
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.21
97% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G4D30AEEA.K16FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 34
109% 38 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 30.9
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 107%
Great: 104%
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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 1,611 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) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,055
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