MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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 Drive70.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 21:55
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 467
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 748
111% 742 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 344
Reflection 307
Parallax 321
100% 324 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 307
Splatting 237
109% 250 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 105%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$95
47GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 483
Write 261
Mixed 313
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 14.5
104% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 32.6
52% 92.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$67
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 11.1
38% 13.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 12.6
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 47%
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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 250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $927
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HDDRAMUSB
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