MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 89.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 03 '19 at 19:51
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 way above expectations (100th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
93% 198 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 722
78% 608 Pts
64-Core 721
48% 721 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$160
Gigabyte(1458 22F9) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.3
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
56.5% Above average
Lighting 204
Reflection 179
Parallax 278
54% 220 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 208
Splatting 133
57% 162 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SSD 128GB
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 472
Write 366
Mixed 300
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 43.8
181% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 124
133% 222 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 117%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$104
99GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 93 95 94 94 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 98
Write 93.8
Mixed 65
SusWrite 93.9
65% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 101%
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 @ 3036 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 31.6
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 42.6
SC Mixed 31.9
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 50.9
78% 50.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
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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 13,921 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: 60% - Good Total price: $1,118
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