MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 84.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.3% 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:02
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 i5-7600-$218
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 115
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 440
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 443
67% 449 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$244
MSI(1462 8C94) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2140 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
76.3% Very good
Lighting 248
Reflection 216
Parallax 232
72% 232 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 228
Splatting 180
84% 189 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
780GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 152
Write 136
Mixed 131
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.26
88% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 26.3
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 25.6
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 90%
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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 1,048 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,036
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HDDRAMUSB
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