MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 18:24
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-7500-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 451
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 441
MC Float 471
MC Mixed 448
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$195
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
67.8% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 180
Parallax 192
62% 193 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 198
Splatting 157
72% 168 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 405
Mixed 422
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 45.2
169% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 128
140% 238 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 110%
Great: 123%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$89
873GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
59.9% Above average
Read 108
Write 100
Mixed 93.1
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.17
80% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 22.5
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 97%
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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 7,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,116
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $380Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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