MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 69.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics87% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 17:56
Run Duration463 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 i5-6600K-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69.3% Good
SC Int 100
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 101
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 348
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 379
56% 373 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$394
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
87% Excellent
Lighting 275
Reflection 262
Parallax 262
84% 267 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 255
Splatting 196
90% 208 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 87%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
884GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 175
Mixed 153
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.34
110% 1 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
KingFast 31GB
1GB free
Firmware: KFS11004 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
USB DISK 2.0 16GB
11GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
4.46% Terrible
Read 18.5
Write 2.46
Mixed 4.24
8% 8.39 MB/s
4K Read 5.22
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.008
20% 1.74 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.46%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSCK.8FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
72.7% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 24.1
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 19.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 79%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 93%
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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 379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $975
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