MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics56.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A71
MotherboardMSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '18 at 11:57
Run Duration238 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 539
121% 536 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 538
69% 460 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$225
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2074 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Lighting 31.9
Reflection 192
Parallax 209
30% 144 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 212
Splatting 171
77% 180 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 179
Mixed 173
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.29
92% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 30
103% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 40.8
SC Mixed 29.8
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
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 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 6,748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,094
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