MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive268% 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '21 at 23:32
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Memory 94.4
1-Core 115
2-Core 208
83% 139 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 608
66% 511 Pts
64-Core 601
40% 601 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
Asus(1043 86CA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
75.8% Very good
Lighting 96
Reflection 96.5
Parallax 88.3
78% 93.6 fps
MRender 101
Gravity 89.6
Splatting 77.4
74% 89.3 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1507 1628 1663 1247 537 536 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
268% Outstanding
Read 1,634
Write 1,638
Mixed 1,280
SusWrite 1,186
323% 1,434 MB/s
4K Read 62.6
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 85.5
289% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 766
DQ Write 1054
DQ Mixed 351
421% 724 MB/s
Poor: 131%
This bench: 268%
Great: 279%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$152
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 154 153 155 153 155 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 158
Write 155
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 153
92% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
146% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$90
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.2
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 31.6
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 42.5
SC Mixed 29.8
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 101%
Great: 100%

 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 8,288 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,139
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