MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 87.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics26.2% 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 Drive104% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 21 '21 at 16:13
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Memory 89
1-Core 128
2-Core 251
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 653
73% 560 Pts
64-Core 659
44% 659 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$110
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.2% Poor
Lighting 31.9
Reflection 33.6
Parallax 32.3
26% 32.6 fps
MRender 37.1
Gravity 32.6
Splatting 22.8
27% 30.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZNTY128HDHP-00000 128GB
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT2100Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 134 133 133 124 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 420
Mixed 300
SusWrite 134
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 53.3
197% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 306
245% 344 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$80
931GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 113 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 110
Write 115
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 112
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2400 C17 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.4% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 13
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 15.1
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 88%

 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 9,430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,154
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