MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 97.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:44
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 509
115% 510 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 514
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 308
Parallax 369
108% 339 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 310
Splatting 241
108% 252 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
623GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 135 141 145 143 141 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 174
Write 171
Mixed 94
SusWrite 138
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
245% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2666 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 25.3
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 26.2
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 90%
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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 9,222 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) - $67

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,102
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