MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive46.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 01:05
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
1-Core 139
2-Core 277
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 739
82% 634 Pts
64-Core 745
50% 745 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$170
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.1
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Lighting 203
Reflection 186
Parallax 309
57% 232 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 209
Splatting 130
53% 161 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 6.6 2.9 22 23 2.9 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 460
Write 383
Mixed 322
SusWrite 44.7
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 34.7
4K Mixed 19.3
68% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 84.5
DQ Mixed 31.6
42% 76.5 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 54%
Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB-$190
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 173 178 179 179 177 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 31% Great: 85%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 144 144 142 142 141 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 151
Write 132
Mixed 86
SusWrite 142
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 83%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 16GB
13GB free, PID 00ee
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.7 3 2.7 3.4 3.4 3.2 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
3.94% Terrible
Read 15
Write 7.7
Mixed 5.8
SusWrite 2.9
9% 7.85 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
18% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.94%
Great: 6%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 16GB
11GB free, PID 00ee
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.6 3 3 3.2 3.8 2.7 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
4.15% Terrible
Read 15.5
Write 1
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 3
6% 5.95 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
20% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.15%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2133 C14 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 22.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 23.4
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 90%
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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 13,577 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,111
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