MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 91.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics20.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive94.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 23 '19 at 20:59
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Memory 97.3
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 502
68% 500 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 440.97
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
20.7% Poor
Lighting 24.9
Reflection 28.7
Parallax 23.3
21% 25.6 fps
MRender 35.6
Gravity 24.9
Splatting 32.5
21% 31 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 20.7%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$54
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 151 152 151 150 147 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 171
Mixed 219
SusWrite 159
57% 260 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 39.8
174% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 195
166% 249 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 131%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
79GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 157 148 151 149 149 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 495
Mixed 394
SusWrite 186
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 67.6
235% 85.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 356
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 121%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 28.8
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 40.5
SC Mixed 30.8
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 49.2
81% 49.2 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 103%

 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 5,851 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,082
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HDDRAMUSB
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