MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics28.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive55.3% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 06:27
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 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 i3-7350K-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
73.3% Very good
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 338
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 365
MC Mixed 341
50% 337 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$104
CLim: 1220 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.3
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
28.9% Poor
Lighting 78.7
Reflection 81.7
Parallax 98
26% 86.1 fps
MRender 64.3
Gravity 76.8
Splatting 78.6
31% 73.2 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDSC2BF480A5 480GB
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: TG20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 217 203 226 230 220 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 306
Write 224
Mixed 274
SusWrite 216
57% 255 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 17.4
4K Mixed 21.3
77% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 69.7
DQ Mixed 76.5
72% 117 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FDR2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.2% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 13
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 14.3
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 98%
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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 10,712 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,181
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