MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 91.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (17%). 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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '19 at 07:07
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$390
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 437
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 680
102% 683 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$220
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 209
Parallax 238
71% 224 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 214
Splatting 177
77% 180 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$78
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 511
Write 489
Mixed 421
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 32.9
165% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 207
185% 278 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 129%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
515GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 132 133 133 131 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75.1% Very good
Read 130
Write 108
Mixed 106
SusWrite 132
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D26BFSE.16FB 859B BLS8G4D26BFSE.16FE 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
90% Outstanding
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 28.1
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 28
81% 28.2 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 85%
This bench: 90%
Great: 90%
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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 9,844 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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