MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics70.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive58.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 00:18
Run Duration260 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
53.3% Above average
SC Int 23.6
SC Float 40.8
SC Mixed 24.7
24% 29.7 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 310
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 793
MC Mixed 762
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
MaxC: 1923 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
70.1% Very good
Lighting 149
Reflection 122
Parallax 274
61% 182 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 288
Splatting 223
105% 237 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 240GB-$74
137GB free
Firmware: P0705AB Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 481
Write 245
Mixed 230
70% 319 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 13.7
68% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 68.8
DQ Mixed 35
43% 78.1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 79%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$275
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 138
Write 134
Mixed 73.4
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.47
131% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 86%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$275
1TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 156
Write 133
Mixed 30.5
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.48
134% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 86%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB
880GB free, PID 1011
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
20.4% Poor
Read 40.3
Write 41.6
Mixed 15.9
40% 32.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.35
73% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.4%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$103
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
75.9% Very good
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 23.6
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 8.5
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 135
30% 135 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 86%
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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 161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $929
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