MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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.
Graphics64.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.4% 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 13:54
Run Duration224 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 511
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 658
MC Float 819
MC Mixed 713
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
64.9% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 176
Parallax 195
62% 192 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 187
Splatting 124
67% 155 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
8GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Read 495
Write 351
Mixed 337
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 21.1
139% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 46
DQ Write 86.5
DQ Mixed 68
51% 66.8 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 93%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
6GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
14.5% Very poor
Read 190
Write 33
Mixed 15
17% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.23
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 4.33
16% 4.05 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 63%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB-$10
6GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
9.93% Terrible
Read 43.2
Write 8.04
Mixed 10.4
19% 20.6 MB/s
4K Read 7.89
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.07
32% 2.66 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.93%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 27
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 30.9
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 47.7
84% 47.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 103%
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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 6,366 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,099
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