MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.6% 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 Drive67.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170410
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 14:10
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i5-6600-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
76% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 92.9
79% 98.7 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 413
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 423
63% 423 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Lighting 258
Reflection 183
Parallax 245
78% 229 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 238
Splatting 188
86% 200 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$120
27GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 496
Write 330
Mixed 342
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 20.1
120% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 75.7
113% 214 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 96%
Crucial M500 120GB-$69
4GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
67.4% Good
Read 490
Write 139
Mixed 172
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 16.2
109% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 16.5
55% 124 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 76%
Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB-$178
92GB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 79.5
Write 81.1
Mixed 67.6
57% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.44
86% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$163
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
75.4% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 23.1
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22.1
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 107%
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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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $994
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