MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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. 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 78.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics87.7% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateDec 13 '19 at 02:32
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$214
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
78.2% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 237
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 445
60% 443 Pts
64-Core 444
30% 444 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Asus(1043 8623) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 341
Parallax 0.2
0% 114 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 349
Splatting 231
92% 259 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$20
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 40 40 45 48 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
27% Poor
Read 50.3
Write 50.3
Mixed 36
SusWrite 43.2
33% 45 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 27%
Great: 59%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
68GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 131 131 130 132 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 171
Mixed 104
SusWrite 132
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$37
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
39.9% Below average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.6
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 11.3
34% 11.8 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 48%
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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 14,782 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,181
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