MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 75%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics15% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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)
Memory5.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime7.5 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 06:21
Run Duration244 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
75% Very good
1-Core 141
2-Core 232
90% 186 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 432
51% 388 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 75%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
EVGA(3842 6333) 2GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
15% Very poor
Lighting 57.6
Reflection 41.4
Parallax 59.8
15% 52.9 fps
MRender 33.7
Gravity 58.1
Splatting 47.2
15% 46.3 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 15%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$120
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 9,641
Write 7,780
Mixed 8612
1,933% 8,678 MB/s
4K Read 513
4K Write 271
4K Mixed 238
1,226% 341 MB/s
DQ Read 1,293
DQ Write 48
DQ Mixed 56.4
195% 466 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 127%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$195
550GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 75 77 78 78 78 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 116
Write 115
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 77
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 74%
WD WD10EAVS-00D7B1 1TB
23GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 47 49 48 46 47 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
27.3% Poor
Read 47.2
Write 46.7
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 47.5
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 40.5
MC Mixed 32.4
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.4
SC Write 43.8
SC Mixed 30.6
93% 32.6 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 105%
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 13,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,111
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