MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics53.4% 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 Drive24.1% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
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
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory1 GB free of 4 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 10 '20 at 20:11
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%
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 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium G4500-$106
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
43.5% Average
Memory 72.4
1-Core 56.8
2-Core 86.9
48% 72 Pts
4-Core 85.2
8-Core 105
13% 95.2 Pts
64-Core 77.2
5% 77.2 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.4% Above average
Lighting 67.4
Reflection 65.3
Parallax 63
54% 65.2 fps
MRender 68.3
Gravity 63.8
Splatting 63.5
52% 65.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Maxtor Z1 SSD 240GB
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STKSF010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 78 23 75 29 94 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
24.1% Poor
Read 154
Write 90.6
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 52.9
21% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 20.9
4K Mixed 6.5
41% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 94.3
63% 73.4 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
32.6% Below average
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 12
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 4.2
SC Write 6.3
SC Mixed 6.5
16% 5.67 GB/s
Latency 96
42% 96 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 41%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,154
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