MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.6% 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 Drive121% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 days ago, 3 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:29
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 523
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 510
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 534
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
Gigabyte(1458 3739) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Lighting 248
Reflection 209
Parallax 222
74% 227 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 223
Splatting 174
79% 183 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$98
30GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 411
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 50.3
197% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 110
144% 262 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 121%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 33.9
107% 37.6 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 30.9
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 106%
Great: 125%
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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 2,437 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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,080
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $319Nvidia GTX 1070 $395Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $491Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $121
Intel Core i5-7600K $222Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $153
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $163SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $785SanDisk Extreme 32GB $18
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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