MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Gaming 49%
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 79.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.4% 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 Drive98.7% 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 13 '21 at 12:46
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 25%
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 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-7350K-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Memory 91.5
1-Core 147
2-Core 247
94% 162 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 393
53% 390 Pts
64-Core 389
26% 389 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
55.4% Above average
Lighting 68.4
Reflection 69
Parallax 63.4
55% 66.9 fps
MRender 65.9
Gravity 69.5
Splatting 64.3
56% 66.6 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$35
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0801A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 208 50 50 53 47 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 469
Mixed 443
SusWrite 106
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 52.7
188% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 256
205% 285 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 250GB (2007)-$30
67GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 83 84 84 85 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Read 48.5
Write 50.2
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 82
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905678-023.A00G 859B CT8G4DFD8213.C16FHP 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.4
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 73%

 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 9,500 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 80%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,204
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