MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics99.9% 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 Drive104% 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.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 11 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 13 '19 at 17:20
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
65.9% Good
1-Core 126
2-Core 240
87% 183 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 638
62% 499 Pts
64-Core 625
42% 625 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Lighting 397
Reflection 369
Parallax 388
102% 385 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 394
Splatting 245
97% 293 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 279 275 274 267 262 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 296
Mixed 318
SusWrite 274
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 40.8
173% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 244
206% 302 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 104%
Great: 128%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$37
356GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 121 122 122 124 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 153
Write 146
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 122
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 32.3
106% 37.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 42.1
SC Mixed 30.9
91% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 53%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) Builds (Compare 12,451 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: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,108
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