MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics139% 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 Drive235% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 26 '17 at 03:09
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 557
QC Mixed 545
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 739
110% 733 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 460
Reflection 405
Parallax 427
138% 431 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 438
Splatting 262
139% 316 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 139%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$209
447GB free
Firmware: X21000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 487
Mixed 486
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 29.2
148% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 67.8
128% 255 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
412GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 2,090
Write 1,309
Mixed 1,176
336% 1,525 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 41.9
207% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 60.6
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 206
166% 223 MB/s
Poor: 163%
This bench: 235%
Great: 283%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$53
697GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 120
Write 111
Mixed 107
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.43
117% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.2% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 11.6
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 13.6
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 41.2%
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 3,099 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) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,077
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $250AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $192SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $17
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $52Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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