MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% 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 Drive117% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 10:40
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 485
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 713
MC Float 811
MC Mixed 774
114% 766 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 101%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
MSI(1462 3368) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 427
Reflection 395
Parallax 420
131% 414 fps
MRender 245
Gravity 408
Splatting 254
132% 302 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 132%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
441GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 412
Mixed 418
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 53
198% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 130
150% 260 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 121%
Great: 115%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$130
194GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Read 1,392
Write 538
Mixed 732
194% 887 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 48.2
190% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 459
DQ Mixed 99
151% 279 MB/s
Poor: 105%
This bench: 163%
Great: 159%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
161GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 380
Mixed 404
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 51.3
194% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 118
142% 250 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 117%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 160
Mixed 168
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.26
84% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$206
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.7
MC Write 40.2
MC Mixed 27.7
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 23.6
SC Write 43.3
SC Mixed 31.4
94% 32.8 GB/s
Latency 48.6
82% 48.6 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
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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 6,027 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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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $167Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $139
Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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