MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 95.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics39.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive50% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 12:20
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 498
115% 506 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 510
MC Mixed 499
75% 501 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Nvidia(10DE 1401) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
39.4% Below average
Lighting 129
Reflection 110
Parallax 120
39% 119 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 116
Splatting 78
40% 92 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 3 240GB-$232
114GB free
Firmware: 5.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
50% Above average
Read 194
Write 160
Mixed 147
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 11.9
103% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 9.57
25% 49.6 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$82
721GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 101
Write 98.3
Mixed 91.2
73% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.45
96% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D240FSB.16FAD 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
47.8% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 14
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 16
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 48%
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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 5,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,110
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HDDRAMUSB
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