MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 92.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 Drive93% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 13:26
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 126
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 461
101% 448 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 792
MC Mixed 676
103% 691 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$345
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 311
Reflection 304
Parallax 323
98% 313 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 302
Splatting 243
109% 255 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM22.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 248 253 307 227 261 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 452
Write 422
Mixed 319
SusWrite 281
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 39.7
148% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 165
156% 240 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 93%
Great: 99%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$80
342GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 429 487 493 494 493 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 414
Mixed 374
SusWrite 478
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 46.5
162% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 114%
Great: 133%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018)-$105
308GB free
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1257 849 852 850 846 853 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
276% Outstanding
Read 1,936
Write 2,011
Mixed 1,704
SusWrite 918
369% 1,642 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 76.5
270% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,484
DQ Write 1,202
DQ Mixed 1,303
986% 1,330 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 276%
Great: 275%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
885GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 105 106 103 104 103 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 105
126% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB-$180
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
MC Read 28
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 26.1
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 26.3
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 111%
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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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