MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 57.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics75.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '21 at 22:06
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 2.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
57.5% Above average
Memory 83.8
1-Core 50.8
2-Core 115
53% 83.3 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 318
30% 244 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
EVGA(3842 5170) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
75.6% Very good
Lighting 93.3
Reflection 104
Parallax 96.2
75% 97.9 fps
MRender 92.9
Gravity 93.9
Splatting 94.3
76% 93.7 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$60
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 139 128 126 132 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 437
Mixed 375
SusWrite 166
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 57.3
189% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 356
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 105%
Great: 124%
Seagate BUP BK 5TB
144GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 14 14 14 14 15 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.8% Very poor
Read 36.2
Write 37.6
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 14.3
23% 30.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.5
145% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 14.8%
Great: 68%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB
521GB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 15 14 14 14 15 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
14.9% Very poor
Read 36
Write 40.3
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 14.3
23% 31.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.5
182% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 14.9%
Great: 89%
Seagate BUP BK 5TB
30GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 14 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.4% Very poor
Read 34.7
Write 35.7
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 14.2
22% 29.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.5
160% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 14.4%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
69.6% Good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 21.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 16.6
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 93%

 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 9,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,165
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