MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics167% 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 Drive72.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (15%). 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)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime15.2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:40
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i7-7700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 456
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 721
107% 718 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
Zotac(19DA 2471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
167% Outstanding
Lighting 530
Reflection 512
Parallax 634
176% 559 fps
MRender 271
Gravity 527
Splatting 290
160% 363 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 167%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB-$145
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFZ10.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 510
Write 66.1
Mixed 13.5
41% 196 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 12.5
122% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 2.08
88% 211 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 89%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
729GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 156
Write 154
Mixed 157
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.21
82% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.9
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 27.9
SC Mixed 23.7
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 81%
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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 7,642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,099
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