MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Gaming 110%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 78%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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.
Graphics123% 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 Drive70.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory29.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:25
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 533
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 521
121% 534 Pts
MC Int 690
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 735
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
Zotac(19DA 1451) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Lighting 391
Reflection 377
Parallax 383
120% 384 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 381
Splatting 247
126% 289 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 123%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$83
148GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 480
Write 259
Mixed 263
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 10.6
90% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 10.3
66% 156 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 70%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$50
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 191
Mixed 167
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.23
117% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 30
99% 34.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 42
SC Mixed 30.2
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 117%
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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 5,290 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,116
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