MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 97.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive62.5% 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 01:09
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 (61st percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 472
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 694
MC Float 786
MC Mixed 750
111% 744 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$383
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.6
Parallax 59.7
18% 59.7 fps
MRender 59.4
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 59.5
25% 59.5 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SATA M.2 250GB-$88
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 491
Write 278
Mixed 213
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 10.7
83% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 64.8
DQ Mixed 12.2
20% 36.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 100%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$61
371GB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 84.2
Write 77.6
Mixed 54.5
54% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.52
127% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$146
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 26.4
95% 33.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 27.1
79% 27.5 GB/s
Latency 50.7
79% 50.7 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 104%
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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 7,161 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) - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,021
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $151Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $146SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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