MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4.47% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180126
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:14
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 Pentium G4560-$62
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
61.9% Good
SC Int 96.6
SC Float 96.8
SC Mixed 101
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 297
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 312
MC Mixed 298
44% 293 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 710
MSI(1462 8C93) 2GB
CLim: 954 MHz, MLim: 400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
4.47% Terrible
Lighting 13.3
Reflection 11.2
Parallax 13.3
4% 12.6 fps
MRender 8.6
Gravity 11.7
Splatting 14.1
5% 11.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.47%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
875GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 43 39 39 41 41 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
41.7% Average
Read 100
Write 102
Mixed 41
SusWrite 44.7
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
107% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M1A2400C16 029E CMK4GX4M1A2400C16 12GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
63.9% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 24.3
MC Mixed 18.2
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $799
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