MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96% 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 Drive216% 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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:55
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 146
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 508
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 716
MC Float 810
MC Mixed 766
114% 764 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 104%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Lighting 303
Reflection 291
Parallax 302
94% 298 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 269
Splatting 220
98% 229 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 96%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
87GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
216% Outstanding
Read 1,937
Write 1,155
Mixed 1,168
313% 1,420 MB/s
4K Read 57.9
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 28.9
199% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 58
DQ Write 412
DQ Mixed 244
185% 238 MB/s
Poor: 172%
This bench: 216%
Great: 268%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$33
256GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 94.1
Write 82.7
Mixed 75.3
63% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.49
192% 2.35 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 73%
WD Elements 1TB
256GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
12.2% Very poor
Read 34.1
Write 30.6
Mixed 12.4
31% 25.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 0.14
4K Mixed 0.09
9% 0.24 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.8
MC Write 37.3
MC Mixed 26.6
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 40.2
SC Mixed 29.8
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 95.5%
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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,015
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $189SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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