MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:50
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 558
QC Mixed 529
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 529
80% 536 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1355 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.10.2
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 197
Reflection 184
Parallax 266
69% 216 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 188
Splatting 130
66% 153 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0AB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 510
Write 350
Mixed 251
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 0.31
104% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 9.11
51% 114 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
628GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 157
Mixed 71.1
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.32
90% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$147
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 29.5
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 40.3
SC Mixed 29.8
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 50.3
79% 50.3 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 101%
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 7,634 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,035
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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