MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 79.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics125% 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 Drive99.7% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateMay 14 '18 at 15:37
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i7-7700-$312
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
79.4% Very good
SC Int 123
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 375
85% 377 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 546
MC Mixed 510
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 393
Reflection 371
Parallax 429
126% 398 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 382
Splatting 242
125% 287 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 125%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 405
Mixed 413
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 24.8
144% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 25.7
90% 198 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
338GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 149
Write 150
Mixed 137
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.32
95% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
43.2% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 12.1
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 14.7
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 87%
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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 7,634 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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,035
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $356Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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