MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Gaming 48%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.7% 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 Drive78.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory20.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171117
Uptime3 Days
Run DateApr 10 '21 at 21:15
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 29%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Memory 93.7
1-Core 119
2-Core 228
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 390
48% 363 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 457.09
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
56.7% Above average
Lighting 70
Reflection 75.1
Parallax 68.4
57% 71.2 fps
MRender 66.8
Gravity 71.2
Splatting 67.5
57% 68.5 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 126 135 153 141 144 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 413
Write 243
Mixed 284
SusWrite 146
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 39.5
160% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 42.6
47% 76.6 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
419GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 136 133 136 136 136 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 132
Write 74.7
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 135
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
74.6% Very good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 25
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 24.3
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 94%
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 79%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,128
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