MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.9% 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 Drive42.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 15 '19 at 22:22
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
1-Core 143
2-Core 284
100% 214 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 766
87% 666 Pts
64-Core 768
52% 768 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
Asus(1043 859B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Lighting 385
Reflection 375
Parallax 388
100% 383 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 375
Splatting 241
93% 284 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$38
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0831C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 9.9 59 95 75 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
42.4% Average
Read 501
Write 416
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 111
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 17.5
4K Mixed 1.2
47% 14.3 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 7
DQ Mixed 0.5
16% 43.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
440GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 146 146 146 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 151
Write 149
Mixed 95
SusWrite 146
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 110%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 184 187 181 172 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 14% Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
80% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 22.8
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 25.6
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 80%
Great: 88%
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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 13,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,076
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