MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
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 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 99.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics93.4% 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 Drive129% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:15
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User FIN-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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 141
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 483
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 745
110% 737 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
MSI(1462 3470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2151 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.73
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 94
Parallax 371
109% 269 fps
MRender 0.5
Gravity 311
Splatting 254
82% 189 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 500GB
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 490
Mixed 501
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 53.8
205% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 120
150% 266 MB/s
Poor: 100%
This bench: 129%
Great: 136%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
630GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 147
Mixed 157
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.22
105% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 36.3
MC Mixed 26.5
94% 33 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 30.5
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.5%
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 6,778 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,099
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i7-7700K $300AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $945SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $58HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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