MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 89.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.4% 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 Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime11.2 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:20
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 way below expectations (19th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 420
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 697
102% 680 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Lighting 287
Reflection 273
Parallax 286
89% 282 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 270
Splatting 220
97% 227 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 146 149 149 147 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 440
Mixed 399
SusWrite 178
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 57.1
198% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 108%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
869GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 178 178 176 180 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 215
Write 178
Mixed 100
SusWrite 178
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 113%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
77.1% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 24.9
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.3
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 95%
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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 7,691 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) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,159
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