MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 92.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics116% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive124% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1747 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 10 '19 at 03:13
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$378
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
1-Core 135
2-Core 275
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 745
82% 631 Pts
64-Core 740
50% 740 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$650
HP(103C 8552) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 472
Reflection 399
Parallax 489
124% 453 fps
MRender 370
Gravity 401
Splatting 231
116% 334 fps
Poor: 112%
This bench: 116%
Great: 133%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZ7KM1T9HAJM-00005 2TB
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: GXM1003Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 464 469 473 471 472 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 468
Mixed 427
SusWrite 469
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 53.9
193% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 360
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 124%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 25.5
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 36
SC Mixed 28.4
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 50.9
79% 50.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 103%
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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 13,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,145
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HDDRAMUSB
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