MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive249% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 11:20
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 492
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 790
MC Mixed 746
111% 740 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 422
Reflection 393
Parallax 412
129% 409 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 420
Splatting 255
134% 307 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 132%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$415
515GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 1,867
Write 1,389
Mixed 1,299
337% 1,518 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 56.8
220% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 591
DQ Write 428
DQ Mixed 221
243% 413 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 249%
Great: 293%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
926GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 176
Mixed 132
124% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.29
100% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.1
MC Mixed 25.3
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 25.2
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 89%
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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 1,399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,123
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $40
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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