MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.2% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 18:40
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-7600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 459
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 487
MC Mixed 470
71% 471 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$240
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
69% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 171
Parallax 275
71% 217 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 197
Splatting 126
67% 155 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
156GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 407
Mixed 413
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 26.5
156% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 26.4
35% 60.7 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
754GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 173
Mixed 160
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.35
134% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 24.6
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 96%
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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 2,993 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,068
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $154
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $170SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
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