MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
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 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 93.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics126% 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 Drive120% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 05:31
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 451
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 763
MC Mixed 717
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$478
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 407
Reflection 379
Parallax 396
125% 394 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 393
Splatting 240
127% 290 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 126%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 157 319 334 220 119 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 383
Mixed 416
SusWrite 264
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 62.9
216% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 120%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$211
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.2% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.4
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 22.7
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 107%
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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 6,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,099
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