MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics31.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive57.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 19:06
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 32%
Watch Gameplay: 1050-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Memory 85.1
1-Core 115
2-Core 212
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 512
56% 436 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$145
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.4% Below average
Lighting 123
Reflection 75.5
Parallax 53.5
32% 83.9 fps
MRender 74.6
Gravity 117
Splatting 79.8
32% 90.4 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$48
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 188 86 42 97 60 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 369
Write 365
Mixed 295
SusWrite 119
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 45
4K Mixed 23.8
84% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 144
124% 187 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
649GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 139 122 138 143 168 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 94.2
Write 114
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 137
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
170% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 108%
WD 10EAVS External 1TB
83GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 42 42 42 41 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
21.8% Poor
Read 39.5
Write 40.3
Mixed 29
SusWrite 40.8
51% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
104% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 21.8%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$55
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 19.5
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 21.9
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 103%

 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 4,561 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,198
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HDDRAMUSB
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