MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 82.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics107% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). 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)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:06
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-7500-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 426
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 446
MC Mixed 444
65% 436 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 310
Parallax 358
108% 337 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 303
Splatting 236
106% 248 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2007)-$47
324GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 86.1
Write 77.6
Mixed 79.4
61% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.48
122% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 51%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$93
151GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 147
Mixed 145
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.2
63% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.4% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 21.8
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 22.1
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 98%
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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 2,495 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) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,041
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