MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 63%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48.4% 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 Drive116% 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 (20%). 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)
Memory5.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateDec 01 '19 at 20:00
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$214
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 205
74% 156 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 352
45% 334 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 63%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
48.4% Average
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 173
Parallax 181
0% 118 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 186
Splatting 145
51% 154 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017)-$117
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 134 85 77 82 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 871
Write 643
Mixed 370
SusWrite 112
110% 499 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 43.2
156% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 654
DQ Write 510
DQ Mixed 362
331% 509 MB/s
Poor: 91%
This bench: 116%
Great: 144%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$60
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 189 189 189 191 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 190
Mixed 30
SusWrite 190
106% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
68.8% Good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 22.5
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 19.8
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 98%
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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 14,781 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,181
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HDDRAMUSB
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