MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics75.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 19 '19 at 06:21
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%
Watch Gameplay: 1660 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$188
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67.4% Good
Memory 83.3
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 194
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 352
42% 321 Pts
64-Core 295
20% 295 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
75.1% Very good
Lighting 96.6
Reflection 84.9
Parallax 75.4
79% 85.7 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 80
Splatting 75.4
43% 75.4 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$75
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 89 85 95 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 114
Write 81
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 83.3
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
64.1% Good
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 20.6
66% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 19.8
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 74.6
54% 74.6 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 SLI (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 616 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $850
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HDDRAMUSB
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