MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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 88%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics129% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:29
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 11%

 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 i7-7700-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
88% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 421
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 695
MC Mixed 676
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$460
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 422
Reflection 385
Parallax 407
129% 405 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 400
Splatting 242
129% 294 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 129%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
816GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 153
Mixed 148
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.22
86% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 26.5
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 26.9
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 103%
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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 8,046 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,094
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