MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive181% 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 11 '18 at 22:37
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i5-7500-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 426
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 427
64% 429 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2507 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 421
Reflection 384
Parallax 454
134% 420 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 404
Splatting 249
130% 297 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 132%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kxg50znv512g NVMe TOSHIBA 512GB
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AADA4104 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 431 433 430 434 433 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
181% Outstanding
Read 1,708
Write 1,066
Mixed 873
SusWrite 433
226% 1,020 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 49.5
190% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 838
DQ Write 443
DQ Mixed 341
333% 541 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 181%
Great: 206%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB-$207
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 40.2
MC Write 45
MC Mixed 33
113% 39.4 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 37.6
SC Mixed 28.8
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 121%
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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 7,601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,022
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