MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics79% 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 Drive78.9% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateMay 15 '17 at 08:04
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 i7-6700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 416
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 605
MC Float 678
MC Mixed 654
97% 646 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$95
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
79% Very good
Lighting 249
Reflection 217
Parallax 233
75% 233 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 226
Splatting 178
82% 191 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 480GB-$172
398GB free
Firmware: MU01.4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 465
Write 251
Mixed 271
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 25.5
115% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 43.8
82% 167 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 79%
Crucial BX200 480GB-$172
184GB free
Firmware: MU01.4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Read 491
Write 242
Mixed 267
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 25.5
116% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 44
81% 164 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$152
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
MC Read 34.4
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 26.5
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 27.7
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 102%
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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 2,142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,054
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