MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 182%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 154%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics201% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive123% 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 13 '20 at 13:11
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Memory 94.3
1-Core 139
2-Core 270
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 728
78% 608 Pts
64-Core 737
50% 737 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3080-$700
MSI(1462 3892) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 10GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
201% Outstanding
Lighting 252
Reflection 253
Parallax 319
204% 274 fps
MRender 296
Gravity 237
Splatting 145
198% 226 fps
Poor: 133%
This bench: 201%
Great: 228%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$90
895GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 481 486 491 493 398 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 476
Mixed 376
SusWrite 469
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 52
186% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 123%
Great: 120%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$40
37GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 104 57 55 61 54 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 477
Write 340
Mixed 95.1
SusWrite 78.1
54% 248 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 34.1
131% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 94.4
DQ Mixed 111
104% 167 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 190 193 193 191 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 134
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 192
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
87.4% Excellent
MC Read 33
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 24.3
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 27.4
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 94%

 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 8,999 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,178
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HDDRAMUSB
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