MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics84.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 30 '20 at 10:53
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Memory 89.5
1-Core 124
2-Core 209
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 526
62% 470 Pts
64-Core 568
38% 568 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
MSI(1462 C304) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
84.6% Excellent
Lighting 323
Reflection 297
Parallax 318
85% 313 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 322
Splatting 203
85% 235 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB-$25
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0922FS
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 484
Write 416
Mixed 383
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 32.5
111% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 65.6
DQ Mixed 69.5
59% 88.2 MB/s
Poor: 49% Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
457GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 166 173 171 173 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 148
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 167
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 19.6
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 18.2
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 108%
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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 17,852 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,144
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HDDRAMUSB
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