MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive62.3% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 23:05
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 539
QC Mixed 523
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 743
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB
185GB free
Firmware: Z3311000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 488
Write 207
Mixed 233
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 3
79% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 4.13
55% 133 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 58%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
914GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 177
Mixed 177
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.37
141% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 100%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
78.4% Very good
MC Read 30
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 22.4
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 24.8
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 83%
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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 4,439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,117
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