MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 71.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52% 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateApr 03 '21 at 09:20
Run Duration228 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 39%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-3GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7400-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
71.7% Very good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 97.4
2-Core 186
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 352
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
Sapphire(174B 2438) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (66 fps cap detected)
52% Above average
Lighting 64.1
Reflection 65.9
Parallax 66.6
52% 65.5 fps
MRender 65.1
Gravity 64.5
Splatting 60.5
52% 63.4 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SABRENT 1TB
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT303.3
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 1,418
Write 2,274
Mixed 1,495
1,294% 1,729 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 74.6
12,689% 86.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,146
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 1,085
9,960% 1,087 MB/s
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
84GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 156 155 164 162 153 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 79
Write 83.4
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 156
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 102%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$110
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 158 156 101 174 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 171
Mixed 107
SusWrite 158
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 100%
Great: 100%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$110
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 139 140 135 138 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 151
Write 132
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 138
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 100%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$79
442GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 89 92 91 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 165
Write 171
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 90.9
84% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
134% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$83
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.6% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 19.8
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 19.7
54% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 103%

 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 8,289 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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