MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 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 87%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:23
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i7-7700K-$329
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
87% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 392
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 725
107% 714 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 87%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$469
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 406
Reflection 380
Parallax 389
124% 392 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 380
Splatting 243
125% 287 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 124%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$65
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 693
Write 333
Mixed 448
108% 491 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 22.8
160% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 34.8
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 22.8
64% 127 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$58
990GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 148
Mixed 165
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.21
73% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 20.3
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 108%
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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 2,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $981
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $87
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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