MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 60.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics78.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive60.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 8 years 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 00:25
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
60.1% Good
SC Int 23.8
SC Float 25.6
SC Mixed 24.6
20% 24.7 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 314
QC Mixed 366
71% 315 Pts
MC Int 706
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 765
113% 757 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Lighting 86.3
Reflection 122
Parallax 272
48% 160 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 289
Splatting 223
102% 237 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 78.7%
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 (32nd percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 483
Write 249
Mixed 231
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 14.2
69% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 84.9
DQ Mixed 29.9
48% 94.3 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 78%
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 (70th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 139
Write 132
Mixed 85.2
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.49
134% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 87%
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 above expectations (80th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 147
Write 134
Mixed 36
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.45
127% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 87%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB
880GB free, PID 1011
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
20.4% Poor
Read 40.7
Write 41.6
Mixed 22.3
43% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.7
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-$136
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 23.6
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 11
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.8%
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 752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,084
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