MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 82.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170410
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:10
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i7-7700-$305
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 394
88% 391 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 649
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
67.8% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 176
Parallax 190
63% 192 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 197
Splatting 155
72% 167 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$54
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 102 83 64 96 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 384
Write 256
Mixed 186
SusWrite 90.8
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 20.5
94% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 33.5
70% 139 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 85%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
322GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 114 120 121 127 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
70.9% Very good
Read 130
Write 156
Mixed 39
SusWrite 116
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.4
105% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.1% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22.1
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 21.1
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 89%
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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 820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $935
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