MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive207% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:08
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$206
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 144
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 558
QC Float 589
QC Mixed 572
130% 573 Pts
MC Int 553
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 572
86% 572 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$240
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.10.3
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
70% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 177
Parallax 300
74% 228 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 195
Splatting 126
67% 153 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
125GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
207% Outstanding
Read 1,867
Write 1,172
Mixed 1,167
310% 1,402 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 25.7
139% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 434
DQ Write 447
DQ Mixed 188
211% 357 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 207%
Great: 271%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$53
787GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 103
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.16
69% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
289GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 141
Write 128
Mixed 133
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.2
89% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 39
MC Mixed 28.6
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 29.9
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 99%
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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 1,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,092
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