MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 37.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics43.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). 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)
Memory1.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 03 '18 at 20:52
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 Celeron G3930-$41
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
37.6% Below average
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 87.2
SC Mixed 91
70% 87.3 Pts
QC Int 173
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 129
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 149
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 167
24% 159 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Gigabyte(1458 254C) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
43.1% Average
Lighting 135
Reflection 84.3
Parallax 191
48% 137 fps
MRender 63.7
Gravity 120
Splatting 90.7
39% 91.4 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC24 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 151
Write 138
Mixed 118
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.2
50% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT4G4DFS8213.C8FDD2 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
30.3% Below average
MC Read 10
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 9.5
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 5.3
23% 8.07 GB/s
Latency 82
49% 82 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 43%
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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 7,626 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092
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