MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics92.4% 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 Drive36% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJul 05 '20 at 22:56
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 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 below expectations (22nd percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Memory 88.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 668
70% 550 Pts
64-Core 673
45% 673 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
EVGA(3842 6284) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
92.4% Outstanding
Lighting 357
Reflection 326
Parallax 0.2
94% 228 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 346
Splatting 222
93% 261 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$40
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 66 69 51 75 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
36% Below average
Read 208
Write 320
Mixed 287
SusWrite 70.6
50% 221 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 0.1
57% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 89.2
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 28.3
68% 135 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 36%
Great: 86%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
312GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 166 165 166 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 151
Mixed 97.7
SusWrite 166
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 18.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 16.8
44% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 109%

 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 3,753 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: $1,187
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HDDRAMUSB
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