MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 Drive89.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 11 '17 at 23:51
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 544
QC Float 571
QC Mixed 514
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 706
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 763
113% 755 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$368
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 307
Parallax 311
99% 320 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 300
Splatting 232
108% 246 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial_CT1050MX300SSD1 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
10.3% Very poor
Read 121
Write 82.6
Mixed 82.9
21% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.25
1% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.3%
Great: 10%
Crucial MX300 1TB-$270
838GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 484
Write 344
Mixed 338
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 27.8
120% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 52.2
103% 211 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 88%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
475GB free
Firmware: 0636
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 16% Great: 65%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
1.5TB free, PID a00c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
38.2% Below average
Read 96.6
Write 92.2
Mixed 81.9
115% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.18
52% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 28.9
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 29.2
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 99%
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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 787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,008
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