MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Gaming 79%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 46%
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics105% 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 Drive92.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime11.1 Days
Run DateOct 01 '17 at 22:53
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-7500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
50.6% Above average
SC Int 82.5
SC Float 91.2
SC Mixed 77.8
67% 83.8 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 231
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 424
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 302
Parallax 358
105% 330 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 302
Splatting 220
104% 242 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
124GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 404
Mixed 394
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 25.6
140% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 46.4
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 24.5
54% 105 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
998GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 168
Write 142
Mixed 160
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
850GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 160
Mixed 152
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.27
131% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$173
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
44.8% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 13.6
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 14.3
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 87%
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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 5,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 96%
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,106
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