MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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 (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 00:46
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 46%

 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-$378
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
75.5% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 233
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 702
69% 548 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 100%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 330 Series 240GB
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 224
Write 148
Mixed 176
40% 183 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 34.1
140% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 152
123% 175 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 91%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$230
1.5TB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 479 466 484 484 432 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 484
Mixed 440
SusWrite 469
107% 477 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 67.2
218% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 358
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 134%
Great: 136%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$65
122GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 100 89 97 104 93 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 96.8
SusWrite 97.6
74% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57%
Great: 76%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
565GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 42 41 42 42 40 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
23.5% Poor
Read 39.7
Write 41
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 41.1
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.6
174% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 25.6
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 20
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 80.1%
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 14,050 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,055
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