MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 115%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive255% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:28
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
115% Outstanding
SC Int 152
SC Float 162
SC Mixed 157
126% 157 Pts
QC Int 577
QC Float 627
QC Mixed 595
136% 600 Pts
MC Int 597
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 599
92% 611 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 115%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
EVGA(3842 6267) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Lighting 267
Reflection 222
Parallax 238
79% 242 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 238
Splatting 186
83% 194 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
131GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
255% Outstanding
Read 2,074
Write 1,256
Mixed 1,256
337% 1,528 MB/s
4K Read 62
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 48.4
240% 89.6 MB/s
DQ Read 653
DQ Write 462
DQ Mixed 248
269% 454 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 255%
Great: 269%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$82
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 137
Write 130
Mixed 132
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.18
101% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3733 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
119% Outstanding
MC Read 43.5
MC Write 48.7
MC Mixed 34.7
121% 42.3 GB/s
SC Read 24.7
SC Write 46.1
SC Mixed 35.1
101% 35.3 GB/s
Latency 46
87% 46 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 119%
Great: 106%
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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 3,069 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) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,053
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $288Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $54Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $170SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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