MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.7% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:04
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
85% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 390
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 745
MC Mixed 713
106% 710 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 85%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
MSI(1462 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 287
Parallax 300
98% 305 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 296
Splatting 203
101% 233 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$55
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0831C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 467
Write 319
Mixed 327
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 3.81
77% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 75.3
DQ Write 80.5
DQ Mixed 3.78
23% 53.2 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
931GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 176
Mixed 165
133% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.37
139% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
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 as expected (43rd percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.7%
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 7,145 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) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,019
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