MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics125% 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 Drive99.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:04
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-7700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 143
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 531
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 717
MC Float 814
MC Mixed 777
115% 769 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
Nvidia(10DE 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 397
Reflection 389
Parallax 394
122% 394 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 384
Splatting 251
127% 293 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 125%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
87GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 417
Mixed 421
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 29.9
170% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 48.9
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 29.9
39% 66.6 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 182
Mixed 176
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.17
79% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBR2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
82% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 25.4
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 25.9
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82%
Great: 85%
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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 3,539 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,117
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $40
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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