MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics95.1% 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 Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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 (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 03:59
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-6700K-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 468
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 621
MC Float 707
MC Mixed 677
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
Zotac(19DA 1445) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Lighting 305
Reflection 284
Parallax 292
93% 294 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 269
Splatting 215
97% 226 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
194GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 404
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 26.8
155% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 107
134% 240 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 104%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 250GB-$80
115GB free
Firmware: X41100WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
60.9% Good
Read 497
Write 146
Mixed 213
62% 285 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 20.7
94% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 43.8
46% 71.4 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.8% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 20.4
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 22.6
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 63
63% 63 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 103%
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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 1,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,075
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