MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 99%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics175% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.7% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 20:32
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
99% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 490
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 740
110% 732 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 99%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$680
Zotac(19DA 4471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2800 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Lighting 568
Reflection 526
Parallax 650
185% 581 fps
MRender 275
Gravity 563
Splatting 293
168% 377 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 175%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$111
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 351 205 235 246 234 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 422
Write 439
Mixed 371
SusWrite 281
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 43.9
168% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 329
242% 320 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 97 95 97 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 199
Write 127
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 96.3
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.3% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 20.6
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.3%
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 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 825 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $925
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