MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 02:52
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i3-7100-$115
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
68.6% Good
SC Int 115
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 319
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 337
MC Mixed 321
48% 318 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$167
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 381.89
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
64.7% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 177
Parallax 188
60% 191 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 194
Splatting 149
77% 165 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS250G32TND-N1A2A 250GB
99GB free
Firmware: 30000P10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 516
Write 334
Mixed 352
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 18
113% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 36.7
DQ Write 77
DQ Mixed 22.7
27% 45.4 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
921GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 180
Mixed 164
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.27
131% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSE.8FBD 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 24.8
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 25.3
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 84%
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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 737 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) - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,021
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