MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.3% 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 Drive129% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '19 at 21:24
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 92.4
1-Core 124
2-Core 247
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 364
55% 392 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.3% Above average
Lighting 67.4
Reflection 69.6
Parallax 62.7
56% 66.5 fps
MRender 74
Gravity 64.1
Splatting 56.2
43% 64.8 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$44
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 474 358 297 297 298 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 440
Mixed 430
SusWrite 364
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 66.5
227% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 129%
Great: 126%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$47
931GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 125 126 125 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75.1% Very good
Read 137
Write 128
Mixed 91.6
SusWrite 124
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
916GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 179 179 186 186 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 210
Write 183
Mixed 97
SusWrite 182
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.3
250% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 113%
Great: 108%
Intenso External USB 3.0 500GB
116GB free, PID 0539
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 43 42 43 43 43 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
21% Poor
Read 40
Write 38.1
Mixed 29.4
SusWrite 42.3
51% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 21%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 21.4
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.5
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 88%

 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 5,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,072
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HDDRAMUSB
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