MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics96% 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 Drive155% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory30 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 04:25
Run Duration324 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 453
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 287
MC Mixed 373
57% 375 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Lighting 294
Reflection 281
Parallax 298
92% 291 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 279
Splatting 215
99% 232 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$92
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 1,728
Write 535
Mixed 701
215% 988 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 29.5
147% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 30
70% 152 MB/s
Poor: 109%
This bench: 155%
Great: 182%
USB Flash Memory 8GB
6GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
5.52% Terrible
Read 22.2
Write 2.95
Mixed 4.42
9% 9.87 MB/s
4K Read 6.98
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.007
26% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.52%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3000C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 24.4
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22.1
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.8%
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 (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 2,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,004
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