MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 75.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics122% 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 Drive65.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory24.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateSep 10 '20 at 07:10
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Memory 91
1-Core 133
2-Core 222
88% 149 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 666
61% 495 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$800
Gigabyte(1458 3760) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
122% Outstanding
Lighting 466
Reflection 440
Parallax 537
122% 481 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 468
Splatting 261
122% 325 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 122%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB-$91
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFZ10.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 74 5.9 127 5.6 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 435
Write 89.3
Mixed 136
SusWrite 61.6
39% 180 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 51
4K Mixed 28.4
119% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 86.8
DQ Mixed 5
53% 130 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 88%
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$60
466GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 908 428 428 427 427 429 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
231% Outstanding
Read 1,484
Write 1,712
Mixed 1,318
SusWrite 508
282% 1,256 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 76.4
276% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,262
DQ Write 1,254
DQ Mixed 986
816% 1,167 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 231%
Great: 236%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$72
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 188 187 189 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 162
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 188
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
142% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 04CB 04EF TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 04CB 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
76.3% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24.4
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 24.5
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 76%

 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 5,013 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,112
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