MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Gaming 108%
Desktop 138%
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 94%, 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 Drive267% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (100%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 15 '17 at 16:57
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$360
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
94% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 449
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 689
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 722
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 94%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$86
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 298
Parallax 340
103% 323 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 304
Splatting 237
107% 250 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$99
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
267% Outstanding
Read 2,775
Write 1,161
Mixed 1,392
389% 1,776 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 39.1
213% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 572
DQ Write 425
DQ Mixed 25.5
147% 341 MB/s
Poor: 136%
This bench: 267%
Great: 235%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$81
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 194
Mixed 170
141% 189 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.25
110% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 113%
Great: 110%
29GB free, PID 4250
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
7.57% Terrible
Read 28.7
Write 7.41
Mixed 9.98
16% 15.4 MB/s
4K Read 7.57
4K Write 0.004
4K Mixed 0.007
28% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.57%
Great: 11%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
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
73.3% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.2
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 21.6
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 105%
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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 7,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,116
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