MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 97.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics155% 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.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:51
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 i7-7700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 469
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 743
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
EVGA(3842 6593) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
155% Outstanding
Lighting 517
Reflection 506
Parallax 555
164% 526 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 482
Splatting 280
148% 335 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 155%
Great: 179%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$65
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 128
Write 145
Mixed 131
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.28
109% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$204
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.1% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 11.5
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 14.3
40% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 107%
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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 3,102 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,077
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HDDRAMUSB
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