MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 96.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics120% 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 Drive68.8% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 05:10
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 144
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 467
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 627
97% 649 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 383
Reflection 360
Parallax 397
120% 380 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 351
Splatting 242
119% 276 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 120%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$63
83GB free
Firmware: Q0831C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 479
Write 314
Mixed 328
83% 374 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 4.15
87% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 87.3
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 4
45% 103 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 70%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$122
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 140
Mixed 136
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 91%
Great: 97%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
721GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 129
Write 124
Mixed 147
101% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.29
104% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$171
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 22.3
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23.6
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 87%
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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 6,051 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) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,114
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Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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