MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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).
Run History
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 (68th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
78.3% Very good
1-Core 135
2-Core 233
89% 184 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 687
72% 562 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
58.2% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 209
Parallax 238
59% 224 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 214
Splatting 177
58% 180 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
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: 77% 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: 36%
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 12,404 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,110
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HDDRAMUSB
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