MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics78.9% 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 Drive59.8% 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 8 years and 2 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 00:36
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 141
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 429
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 706
MC Float 803
MC Mixed 765
113% 758 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 93%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$395
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Lighting 87.4
Reflection 122
Parallax 272
48% 160 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 287
Splatting 226
102% 238 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 78.9%
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)
59.8% Above average
Read 483
Write 250
Mixed 234
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 26.5
4K Mixed 13.3
68% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 66.7
DQ Mixed 30.2
45% 86.5 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 59.8%
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 (67th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 137
Write 130
Mixed 70.2
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.48
133% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 76.6%
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 (89th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 156
Write 131
Mixed 32.5
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.47
131% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 86%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB
880GB free, PID 1011
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
20.5% Poor
Read 39.8
Write 41.9
Mixed 22.6
43% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.36
75% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 23.2
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 33.2
SC Mixed 26.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 87%
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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 1,061 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $956
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