MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 98.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics128% 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 Drive111% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:36
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$288
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 485
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 759
MC Mixed 723
107% 716 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
Gigabyte(1458 3730) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 386
Parallax 430
129% 409 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 388
Splatting 244
127% 290 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 128%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$72
64GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 700
Write 335
Mixed 455
110% 497 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 35.5
175% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 22.5
78% 165 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$67
990GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 155
Mixed 164
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.22
74% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
69.9% Good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 20.5
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 22.8
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 106%
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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%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,068
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HDDRAMUSB
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