MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics32.3% 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 Drive33.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime9 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 19:07
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 (58th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 489
66% 483 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
32.3% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 83.3
Parallax 122
32% 109 fps
MRender 80.8
Gravity 119
Splatting 87.6
32% 95.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$22
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.9 59 47 6.2 10 107 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
33.6% Below average
Read 116
Write 17
Mixed 230
SusWrite 39.6
23% 101 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 15.3
85% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1.2
DQ Write 62.2
DQ Mixed 0
10% 21.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 79%
Crucial BX500 240GB-$32
48GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 47 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
28.9% Poor
Read 393
Write 401
Mixed 412
SusWrite 127
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 0.4
20% 6.03 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
210GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 112 114 113 114 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 95
Write 136
Mixed 84
SusWrite 113
79% 107 MB/s
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.3
100% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown GY2400D464L15S/8G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
77.2% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 23.3
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.9
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 88%
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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 14,106 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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