MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 83.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive187% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 21 '19 at 00:28
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$333
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 726
76% 596 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,087
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 431.36
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
39.9% Below average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
37% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
44% 143 fps
Poor: 137%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 182%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$240
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 299 296 292 284 269 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,513
Write 350
Mixed 477
SusWrite 300
144% 660 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 64.3
240% 91 MB/s
DQ Read 1,167
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 637
505% 727 MB/s
Poor: 179%
This bench: 187%
Great: 358%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$325
114GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 476 480 480 479 479 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 449
Mixed 394
SusWrite 477
102% 450 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 67
226% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 135%
Great: 134%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$60
1GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 628
Write 303
Mixed 392
97% 441 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 48.8
185% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 173
146% 206 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 105%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$72
373GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 120 124 122 124 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
63% Good
Read 97.5
Write 121
Mixed 17.3
SusWrite 122
64% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 63%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
75% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 21.1
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 23.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 75%
Great: 87%
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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 12,424 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: $1,065
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