MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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. 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 81.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics33% 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 Drive122% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 01 '19 at 11:36
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
1-Core 123
2-Core 244
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 461
63% 459 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
33% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 114
Parallax 139
35% 129 fps
MRender 83.9
Gravity 121
Splatting 81.9
33% 95.5 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$87
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 391 316 316 313 306 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 483
Mixed 371
SusWrite 328
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 63
214% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 340
260% 353 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 122%
Great: 135%
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
50GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 190 184 192 182 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 455
Write 184
Mixed 228
SusWrite 179
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 15.1
119% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 29.5
74% 159 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$50
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 186 189 192 194 196 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 151
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 189
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair ValueSelect DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
70.8% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 20.9
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 27.9
SC Mixed 21.3
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 83%
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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 14,067 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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: 67% - Good Total price: $1,055
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