MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 67.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics131% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 20 '20 at 01:42
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.9% Good
Memory 76.5
1-Core 115
2-Core 222
79% 138 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 367
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
131% Outstanding
Lighting 166
Reflection 183
Parallax 182
138% 177 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 175
Splatting 121
75% 138 fps
Poor: 114%
This bench: 131%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS128G32MND-2200A 128GB
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20200L00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 148 156 150 162 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 451
Write 174
Mixed 217
SusWrite 155
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 23.8
107% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 148
125% 184 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 72%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
80GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 197 221 215 204 196 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 442
Mixed 365
SusWrite 225
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 54.6
191% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 358
269% 359 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 108%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
691GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 120 119 118 121 122 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 171
Write 172
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 120
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 114%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
95GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 104 101 103 103 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 136
Write 111
Mixed 30
SusWrite 102
69% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451U6AFR8N-TF 029E CMK8GX4M2A2400C16 HMA451U6AFR8N-TF 029E CMK8GX4M2A2400C16 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
64.6% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 21.7
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 20.5
58% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 87.3
46% 87.3 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 72%

 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 5,846 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,082
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Intel Core i5-10600K $250Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $181
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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