MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics94.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive39.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory48GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 48GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). 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)
Memory38 GB free of 48 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 00:36
Run Duration307 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$362
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
76.1% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 603
65% 507 Pts
64-Core 570
38% 570 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 101%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A71) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7212
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
6.63% Terrible
Lighting 23.4
Reflection 29.5
Parallax 28.6
6% 27.2 fps
MRender 25.1
Gravity 22
Splatting 36.9
7% 28 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.63%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Lighting 395
Reflection 355
Parallax 406
104% 385 fps
MRender 220
Gravity 353
Splatting 227
95% 267 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2016)
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 39 57 32 19 77 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
39.2% Below average
Read 444
Write 12.5
Mixed 242
SusWrite 41.6
40% 185 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 40
4K Mixed 3.8
53% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 29.1
DQ Mixed 0.2
24% 62.8 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 71%
Samsung Portable SSD T5 500GB
280GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 77 80 82 86 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 384
Write 385
Mixed 370
SusWrite 82.8
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 40.1
4K Mixed 29
95% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 169
124% 163 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 94%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$88
139GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,444
Write 2,230
Mixed 1,407
450% 2,027 MB/s
4K Read 65
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 86.8
303% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,459
DQ Write 1,313
DQ Mixed 1,262
981% 1,345 MB/s
Poor: 201% Great: 322%
Sandisk S3512G 512GB
452GB free
Firmware: 3202
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
18.3% Very poor
Read 41
Write 41.7
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 41.8
9% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 13
43% 13.4 MB/s
DQ Read 15
DQ Write 17.4
DQ Mixed 15.8
12% 16.1 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 118%
Asmedia ASMT1051 1TB
689GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 81 82 86 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 376
Write 339
Mixed 340
SusWrite 82.2
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 37.7
4K Mixed 27
89% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 137
97% 123 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 74%
Asmedia ASMT1051 240GB
219GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 68 68 86 90 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
48.6% Average
Read 360
Write 352
Mixed 264
SusWrite 77.9
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 22.4
77% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 114
89% 122 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 60%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
241GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 144 147 145 148 146 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 98.5
Write 91.5
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 146
64% 89.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 106%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
920GB free
Firmware: 4B00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 38 39 39 39 40 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
43.6% Average
Read 112
Write 101
Mixed 86
SusWrite 39.4
63% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
104% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 64%
SABRENT 120GB
112GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 80 80 47 48 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 13% Great: 25%
WD My Passport 25E2 2TB
1TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 76 78 80 85 84 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 93.7
Write 96.7
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 80
108% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 029E CMW32GX4M2C3200C16 04CB DDR4 2400 2OZ 029E CMW32GX4M2C3200C16 48GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 16384, 8192, 16384 MB
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
67.4% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 21.9
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 26.2
SC Mixed 21.2
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,175
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