MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.7% 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)
Boot Drive187% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 21 '19 at 00:28
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Memory 92.3
1-Core 135
2-Core 272
94% 167 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 726
76% 596 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,300
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 141%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 201%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$249
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 299 296 292 284 269 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,513
Write 350
Mixed 477
SusWrite 300
144% 660 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 64.3
240% 91 MB/s
DQ Read 1,167
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 637
505% 727 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 187%
Great: 346%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$285
114GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 476 480 480 479 479 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 449
Mixed 394
SusWrite 477
102% 450 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 67
226% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 135%
Great: 133%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$55
1GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 628
Write 303
Mixed 392
97% 441 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 48.8
185% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 173
146% 206 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 109%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$108
373GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 120 124 122 124 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
63% Good
Read 97.5
Write 121
Mixed 17.3
SusWrite 122
64% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 63%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
75% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 21.1
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 23.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 75%
Great: 88%

 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 3,776 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: $1,187
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