MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 80.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.7% 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 Drive57.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 10 '21 at 22:33
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7500-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Memory 88.9
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 426
58% 424 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
PNY(196E 11D8) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
54.7% Above average
Lighting 66.5
Reflection 68.8
Parallax 64.2
54% 66.5 fps
MRender 75.2
Gravity 68.2
Splatting 63.1
56% 68.8 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung CM871 M.2 2280 128GB
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT21D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 125 130 132 132 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 426
Write 132
Mixed 158
SusWrite 126
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 21.9
93% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 41.6
DQ Mixed 51.9
52% 88.2 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 58%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$42
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 141 145 145 147 146 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 141
Write 133
Mixed 91.1
SusWrite 144
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/4G KHX2666C15D4/4G 04CB DDR4 2400 2OZ 04CB DDR4 2400 2OZ 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 24.4
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.1
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,204
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