MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 99.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics92.7% 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 Drive240% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '17 at 20:12
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 140
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 484
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 699
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 753
112% 746 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
Zotac(19DA 1394) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Lighting 292
Reflection 268
Parallax 331
95% 297 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 267
Splatting 182
91% 210 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 250GB-$200
191GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 504
Write 243
Mixed 161
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 12.6
117% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 29.7
88% 195 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 79%
Crucial MX200 SATA M.2 250GB-$90
172GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 399
Mixed 415
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 35
148% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 66.7
120% 240 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 105%
Great: 100%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$118
100GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 2,097
Write 1,056
Mixed 1,131
314% 1,428 MB/s
4K Read 59
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 51.7
228% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 613
DQ Write 436
DQ Mixed 229
251% 426 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 240%
Great: 268%
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
45GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 429
Mixed 453
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 25.5
144% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 78.7
131% 253 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 101%
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 3TB-$105
768GB free
Firmware: CV27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 159
Mixed 151
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.25
76% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
201GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 152
Write 161
Mixed 151
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.3
107% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
75.4% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.6
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 24.1
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 58.4
68% 58.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 85%
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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 957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $947
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