MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 99.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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 Drive91.3% 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 19 '17 at 19:08
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 133
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 522
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 512
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 532
80% 534 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 344
Reflection 303
Parallax 318
103% 322 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 302
Splatting 234
106% 247 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB-$219
931GB free
Firmware: X41110WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 350
Mixed 337
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 21.9
135% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 46.7
95% 194 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 97%
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB-$100
387GB free
Firmware: P0801A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 339
Mixed 355
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 23.3
128% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 55.7
100% 198 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91%
Great: 108%
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$58
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1021A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 340
Mixed 352
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 26.6
132% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 54.1
92% 180 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 121%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 21.7
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 79%
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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 6,755 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,099
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