MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 112%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
High background CPU (28%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime3 Days
Run DateMay 16 '17 at 17:15
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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-$233
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
SC Int 150
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 154
124% 154 Pts
QC Int 570
QC Float 633
QC Mixed 586
135% 596 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 611
MC Mixed 548
87% 581 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$243
MaxC: 1974 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 372.54
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Lighting 242
Reflection 205
Parallax 219
70% 222 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 219
Splatting 164
80% 179 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD1600JS-08NCB1 159GB
3GB free
Firmware: 10.02E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
25.4% Poor
Read 44.3
Write 43.8
Mixed 49.5
35% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.26
80% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 32%
StoreJet Transcend 250GB
131GB free, PID 2329
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Read 38.9
Write 41.4
Mixed 4.62
33% 28.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.32
52% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
47.3% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 14.1
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 16
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 46%
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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 1,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,017
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-7600K $233Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
HDDRAMUSB
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