MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 03:32
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
82.9% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 122
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 404
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 566
MC Float 683
MC Mixed 548
90% 599 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
Asus(1043 8618) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
65.7% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 185
Parallax 205
64% 199 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 191
Splatting 147
67% 156 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 1TB-$120
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 395 420 460 456 459 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 404
Write 463
Mixed 333
SusWrite 430
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 34.6
154% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 246
198% 283 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 102%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 136 146 147 141 141 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 155
Write 151
Mixed 77
SusWrite 142
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$94
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 22.2
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 21.9
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) Builds (Compare 9,780 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,188
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Intel Core i5-8600K $259Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $100
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $750SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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