MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 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 78.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics110% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 days ago, 11 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display640 x 480 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171121
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:24
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
78.5% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 358
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 474
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 504
75% 501 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Lighting 387
Reflection 372
Parallax 393
120% 384 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 393
Splatting 0.2
102% 212 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 110%
Great: 139%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Optane+932GBHDD 1TB
897GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 8.3 9.2 4.9 12 7 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 30% Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$78
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
40.5% Average
MC Read 15
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 10.4
34% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 91.2
44% 91.2 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 48%
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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 2,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,004
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