MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 99.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 06 '19 at 21:23
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$250
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 136
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 573
QC Mixed 515
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 531
80% 532 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$325
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 346
Reflection 308
Parallax 331
105% 329 fps
MRender 213
Gravity 319
Splatting 247
112% 260 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 500GB (2009)-$22
62GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 59 60 60 60 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
43.4% Average
Read 91.2
Write 98.3
Mixed 48
SusWrite 59.5
54% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 55%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$48
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 87 76 84 85 90 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 156
Write 144
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 83.4
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
119% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 109%
Seagate ST31000333AS 1TB-$170
931GB free
Firmware: SD35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 117 121 123 123 124 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 121
Write 30.7
Mixed 57
SusWrite 122
61% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$94
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
86.7% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 29
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 26
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) Builds (Compare 9,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,220
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