MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 97%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive67.5% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime6.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 02:37
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
97% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 511
115% 506 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 508
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
40.4% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 120
40% 112 fps
MRender 80.5
Gravity 118
Splatting 81.6
40% 93.5 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 505
Write 335
Mixed 442
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 15.3
84% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23.2
DQ Write 70.6
DQ Mixed 14.7
20% 36.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 27.5
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 25.6
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 89%
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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 7,675 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) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,142
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HDDRAMUSB
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