MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 77.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics71.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive41.3% 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.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '21 at 01:12
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%
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 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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 (8th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Memory 79.8
1-Core 132
2-Core 238
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 571
64% 489 Pts
64-Core 621
42% 621 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
EVGA(3842 5170) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.7% Very good
Lighting 87.6
Reflection 101
Parallax 90.9
71% 93.2 fps
MRender 91.3
Gravity 89.8
Splatting 89.9
73% 90.3 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$50
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 56 54 50 48 57 MB/s
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
41.3% Average
Read 236
Write 57.3
Mixed 150
SusWrite 55.4
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 8.1
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 19.3
81% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 94.7
DQ Write 74.6
DQ Mixed 31.9
38% 67.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 70%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$69
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 170 173 175 174 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 181
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 173
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 27
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 20.2
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 21
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 80.8
50% 80.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69%
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 7,455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,109
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