MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 02:07
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 i5-7600K-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 540
QC Float 578
QC Mixed 552
126% 556 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 554
83% 552 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1512 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
68.6% Good
Lighting 215
Reflection 167
Parallax 235
67% 206 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 165
Splatting 171
66% 151 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$60
0GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 467
Write 198
Mixed 213
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 60.5
4K Mixed 12.2
94% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 24.5
49% 97.4 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
438GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 148
Write 140
Mixed 133
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.09
51% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$76
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 25.8
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 26.8
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 56.4
71% 56.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 81%
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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 625 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $702
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $379Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $235Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $33Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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