MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 83.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.5% 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 Drive97.4% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime15 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 03:57
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$390
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 106
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 418
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 678
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 733
108% 725 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$345
Nvidia(10DE 1B81) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 290
Reflection 286
Parallax 299
91% 292 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 276
Splatting 220
99% 231 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD8SN8U256G1122 256GB
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 179 175 163 167 162 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 407
Write 410
Mixed 221
SusWrite 171
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 46.7
189% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 220
185% 271 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
71.3% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 20.5
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 21.9
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) Builds (Compare 9,770 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) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,193
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HDDRAMUSB
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