MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive248% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime17.2 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:27
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$252
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
SC Int 100
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 416
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 484
MC Mixed 466
69% 463 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$329
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 341
Reflection 297
Parallax 351
106% 330 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 311
Splatting 238
108% 252 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$81
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 317 318 307 303 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
248% Outstanding
Read 1,901
Write 1,098
Mixed 694
SusWrite 336
222% 1,007 MB/s
4K Read 59.2
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 86.6
302% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,578
DQ Write 1049
DQ Mixed 986
824% 1,204 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 248%
Great: 226%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
691GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 176 173 176 174 174 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 169
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 175
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSBK.8FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 24.4
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 24.6
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 96%
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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 (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 2,586 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $982
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HDDRAMUSB
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