MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics92% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive78.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory26.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:08
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 447
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 686
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 93%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Lighting 284
Reflection 274
Parallax 289
88% 283 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 262
Splatting 210
95% 221 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 92%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$40
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 140 9.9 30 127 0.5 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 470
Write 421
Mixed 347
SusWrite 67.7
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 32
140% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 171
164% 253 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 95%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 179 178 178 178 179 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 170
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 178
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 97%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
466GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 134 134 133 135 134 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 129
Write 76.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 134
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 04CB DDR4 3000 2OZ 04CB DDR4 2400 2OZ 04CB DDR4 3000 2OZ 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
72.1% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.8
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 21.6
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 97%
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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 7,683 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,142
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