MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 99.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive66.6% 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 01:32
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 135
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 493
119% 524 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 736
107% 717 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$335
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Lighting 304
Reflection 293
Parallax 307
94% 301 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 277
Splatting 223
99% 232 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2016)
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 134 134 134 134 134 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 470
Write 373
Mixed 163
SusWrite 138
63% 286 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 8.2
112% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 32.9
67% 134 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
922GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 184 183 184 185 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 176
Mixed 110
SusWrite 184
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
233% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 23
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 22.5
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 87%
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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 8,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,080
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