MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% 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 Drive90.1% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (96%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory24 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime3 Days
Run DateDec 30 '17 at 22:31
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 96%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$338
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 429
96% 421 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 717
MC Mixed 690
102% 685 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 440
Reflection 393
Parallax 452
138% 428 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 411
Splatting 251
132% 300 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 134%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
120GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 414
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 28.5
158% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 46.8
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 117
104% 148 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 134%
Liteonit LCS-256M6S 2.5 7mm 256GB
104GB free
Firmware: DC8110D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 421
Mixed 448
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 38.7
148% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 33.9
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 94.8
95% 144 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 99%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 347
Mixed 353
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 21.3
131% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 71.4
100% 183 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$84
6GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 414
Mixed 423
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 44.9
182% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 47.7
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 111
101% 147 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 108%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMU16GX4M2A2666C16 029E CMU16GX4M2A2666C16 859B BLS8G4D26BFSB.16FBD2 859B BLS8G4D26BFSB.16FBD2 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
69.5% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 22.2
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 20.9
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 71%
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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 7,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,019
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