MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 23.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive53.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 20:27
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 46%

 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 i7-7700K-$335
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
23.5% Poor
SC Int 37.7
SC Float 40.6
SC Mixed 40.6
32% 39.6 Pts
QC Int 91.7
QC Float 100
QC Mixed 101
22% 97.7 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 179
27% 179 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$269
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 156
Reflection 173
Parallax 214
55% 181 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 192
Splatting 153
70% 163 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD8SBBU240G1122 240GB
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 224 102 101 109 115 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 313
Write 334
Mixed 262
SusWrite 142
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 13
78% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 28.3
75% 155 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 73%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 186 189 189 189 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 193
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 188
111% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
56.5% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 126
32% 126 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 112%
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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 7,667 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) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,064
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