MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics15% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 28 '21 at 09:13
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Memory 96.3
1-Core 147
2-Core 293
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 753
84% 647 Pts
64-Core 761
51% 761 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 98%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
Gigabyte(1458 3767) 2GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
15% Very poor
Lighting 18.3
Reflection 19.2
Parallax 19.2
15% 18.9 fps
MRender 16.1
Gravity 19.7
Splatting 0.1
15% 12 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LCS-256L9S-11 2.5 7mm 256GB
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HC8110B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 369 366 402 395 382 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 388
Mixed 292
SusWrite 384
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 43.6
157% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 199
178% 273 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$29
81GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 75 78 78 73 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 74.6
Write 75.4
Mixed 57
SusWrite 75.9
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
53.1% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 13
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 16.6
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 58%

 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 9,471 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

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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