MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 135%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 95.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics140% 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 Drive184% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 10 '21 at 02:28
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Memory 96.7
1-Core 139
2-Core 277
98% 171 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 723
80% 614 Pts
64-Core 741
50% 741 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,074
MSI(1462 3607) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2802 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
140% Outstanding
Lighting 178
Reflection 177
Parallax 173
144% 176 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 176
Splatting 121
136% 142 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 140%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 256GB
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 655 303 308 304 305 305 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
184% Outstanding
Read 1,167
Write 998
Mixed 999
SusWrite 363
197% 882 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 67.8
252% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 710
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 716
581% 810 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 184%
Great: 217%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$82
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 145 147 150 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 140
Write 134
Mixed 82
SusWrite 147
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 41.7
MC Write 45.5
MC Mixed 30.1
112% 39.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.9
SC Write 49.9
SC Mixed 34.6
103% 36.1 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%

 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 8,578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,133
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