MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.5% 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 10 years and 4 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 29 '19 at 22:16
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
70.9% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 203
76% 158 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 520
58% 449 Pts
64-Core 602
40% 602 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 79%
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: 19.6.3
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 181
Parallax 278
53% 220 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 208
Splatting 133
57% 162 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SSD 128GB
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 482
Write 320
Mixed 255
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 40.2
163% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 122
120% 193 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 117%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$90
97GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 93 94 95 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 101
Write 87.8
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 94
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3080 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
92% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 28.6
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 27.8
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 92%
Great: 103%
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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 13,967 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 61% - Good Total price: $1,127
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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