MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics124% 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 Drive232% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 22:49
Run Duration187 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 439
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 732
MC Mixed 699
104% 693 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
Asus(1043 859B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 398
Reflection 383
Parallax 402
124% 394 fps
MRender 235
Gravity 380
Splatting 238
124% 284 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 124%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$111
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
232% Outstanding
Read 2,071
Write 1,211
Mixed 1,225
331% 1,502 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 43.9
196% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 495
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 148
166% 288 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 232%
Great: 237%
Adata SU650 240GB-$59
165GB free
Firmware: Q0831C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 470
Write 319
Mixed 325
82% 372 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 4.07
84% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 4.21
48% 108 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 86%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 144
Write 134
Mixed 123
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.24
81% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
887GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 185
Mixed 173
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.25
124% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$19
28GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
31.6% Below average
Read 128
Write 35.6
Mixed 47.6
73% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 7.4
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.29
77% 2.95 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 39%
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 (75th percentile)
79% Very good
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 22.5
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 31.8
SC Mixed 25.6
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 79%
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 6,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $113

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,102
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HDDRAMUSB
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