MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 48.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics78.3% 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% 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 4 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)
Memory13.9 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 01:04
Run Duration214 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
48.1% Average
SC Int 24.2
SC Float 31.9
SC Mixed 26.3
22% 27.5 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 265
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 704
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 766
113% 757 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Lighting 86.6
Reflection 121
Parallax 274
48% 161 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 287
Splatting 215
101% 234 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 110%
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 (29th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 483
Write 252
Mixed 231
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 26.3
4K Mixed 12.6
67% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 77
DQ Mixed 34.5
44% 79.4 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 59%
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 (80th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 145
Write 132
Mixed 86.7
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.5
135% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 79.4%
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 above expectations (84th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 148
Write 133
Mixed 36
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.46
128% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 80.6%
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 40.3
Write 41.8
Mixed 22.3
43% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.35
74% 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-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
68.7% Good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 23.7
80% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 10.7
26% 8.97 GB/s
Latency 171
23% 171 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 68.7%
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 1,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,123
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