MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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 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 81.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 11 '19 at 14:48
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU10%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$279
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Memory 82.2
1-Core 111
2-Core 224
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 608
68% 523 Pts
64-Core 617
41% 617 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$170
Gigabyte(1458 22F9) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.8% Above average
Lighting 187
Reflection 176
Parallax 264
49% 209 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 202
Splatting 131
55% 158 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SSD 128GB
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 443
Write 240
Mixed 206
65% 296 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 31.9
141% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 103
106% 175 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 117%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$106
5GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 77 78 78 79 79 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 81.3
Write 83.8
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 77.4
57% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
74.5% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.6
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 76.6
52% 76.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 104%

 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 4,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,202
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HDDRAMUSB
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