MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 96.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics139% 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 Drive74.7% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 19:11
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 472
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 760
MC Mixed 667
105% 700 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 450
Reflection 408
Parallax 466
141% 441 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 436
Splatting 257
138% 314 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 139%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SP600 128GB
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6.8E Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Read 500
Write 150
Mixed 229
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 19.5
126% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 28.4
68% 145 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.4% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.7
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.9
SC Mixed 12
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 79%
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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 6,729 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $113

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,099
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