MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics122% 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 Drive95.6% 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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 03:42
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 383
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 681
MC Mixed 582
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 390
Reflection 369
Parallax 387
120% 382 fps
MRender 233
Gravity 382
Splatting 237
124% 284 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 122%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 304 303 304 304 304 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 376
Write 308
Mixed 225
SusWrite 304
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 36.3
155% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 229
202% 304 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 128%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
216GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 161 133 163 166 168 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 127
Write 130
Mixed 26
SusWrite 159
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
MC Read 32.4
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 29.6
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.6
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 111%
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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 7,729 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,114
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $380Nvidia GTX 1070 $323Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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