MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.1% 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 Drive92.7% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 02:40
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$197
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Memory 94.7
1-Core 107
2-Core 211
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 404
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
CLim: 1360 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.2.3
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 72.2
Reflection 63.9
Parallax 94.4
58% 76.8 fps
MRender 66
Gravity 76.1
Splatting 46.9
60% 63 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron_1100_MTFDDAK256TBN 256GB
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0MU031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 462 185 155 155 154 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 448
Write 445
Mixed 386
SusWrite 263
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 38.4
151% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 307
224% 289 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 93%
Samsung 870 QVO 1TB-$99
274GB free
Firmware: SVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 468 456 451 453 454 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 454
Mixed 423
SusWrite 459
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 61.3
208% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 362
272% 365 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 128%
Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
36GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 103 104 105 108 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 134
Write 133
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 114
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 108%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
718GB free
Firmware: MK7OA840
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 119 124 121 124 122 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 78.5
Write 82.4
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 122
61% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 29.3
100% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 40.8
SC Mixed 28.7
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 98.7%
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 8,914 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: 62% - Good Total price: $1,122
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HDDRAMUSB
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