MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics7.58% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 19:03
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i7-6700K-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 412
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 695
MC Mixed 668
99% 660 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7A71) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
7.58% Terrible
Lighting 20.7
Reflection 23.6
Parallax 21.9
6% 22.1 fps
MRender 13.4
Gravity 18.7
Splatting 30.3
8% 20.8 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.58%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$32
241GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 98.1
Write 99.6
Mixed 89.9
72% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.51
104% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$32
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
52% Above average
Read 100
Write 80.8
Mixed 89.6
68% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.35
94% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 52%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2133 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
35.4% Below average
MC Read 12.1
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 9.9
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 12.2
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 43%
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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 7,088 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,056
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