MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (62%). 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:10
Run Duration219 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 369
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 390
62% 417 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
MaxC: 2012 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Lighting 272
Reflection 245
Parallax 244
78% 254 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 256
Splatting 187
86% 202 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$57
68GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
43% Average
Read 172
Write 81.5
Mixed 103
26% 119 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 9.87
94% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 98
DQ Mixed 26.4
40% 76.4 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43%
Great: 66%
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$93
26GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 452
Write 295
Mixed 285
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 11
95% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 43.5
87% 177 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 83%
Toshiba DT01ABA300 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5940 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
69% Good
Read 124
Write 117
Mixed 107
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.05
56% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 69%
Great: 87%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
803GB free
Firmware: 2AR20002 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 81.6
Write 77.1
Mixed 66.9
56% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 0.42
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.44 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 58%
Hitachi HTS543225L9A300 250GB-$35
144GB free
Firmware: FBEOC40C Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
22.2% Poor
Read 40
Write 37.3
Mixed 37.8
29% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF1X08JEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
39.9% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 10.1
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 93.7
43% 93.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 86%
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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 1,011 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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,040
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