MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% 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 Drive82% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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 (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 19 '17 at 23:58
Run Duration100 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$308
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 134
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 437
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 784
MC Mixed 744
110% 739 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
EVGA(3842 6284) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 449
Reflection 387
Parallax 408
134% 414 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 408
Splatting 249
131% 300 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 132%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin ECO2 SMI 512GB-$170
437GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 506
Write 294
Mixed 372
86% 391 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 21.8
126% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 56.8
73% 122 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x16GB-$370
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.6
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.5
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 78%
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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 1,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,153
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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