MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics106% 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 Drive94.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 05 '19 at 12:45
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 253
92% 194 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 691
74% 576 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 391
Reflection 373
Parallax 397
103% 387 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 401
Splatting 247
107% 296 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor PX-128S3C 128GB
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 91 92 94 93 94 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 459
Mixed 412
SusWrite 106
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 48.1
173% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 216
191% 284 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
40GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 145 143 135 110 140 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 122
Write 114
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 135
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
826GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 173 174 174 173 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 170
Mixed 104
SusWrite 171
113% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.1% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 23
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 95%
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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 15,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,168
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