MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive90% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJul 16 '19 at 17:49
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
83% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 264
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 678
74% 571 Pts
64-Core 699
47% 699 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SM2280S3G2240G 240GB
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 167 126 100 107 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
90% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 301
Mixed 309
SusWrite 136
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 39.8
155% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 146
156% 257 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 90%
Great: 98%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
57GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 146 145 144 144 145 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 353
Mixed 349
SusWrite 179
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.5
195% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 175
182% 299 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
580GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 179 178 178 177 178 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 157
Write 135
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 177
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
274GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 129 129 129 128 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 153
Write 102
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 128
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64AZ-2G1A2 16ATF1G64AZ-2G3A2 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
76.6% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.8
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 24.7
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 75%
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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 12,378 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,113
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HDDRAMUSB
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