MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive86.9% 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).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 13:06
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-6500-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
72.5% Very good
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.3
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 377
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 382
57% 380 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1216 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.2
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Lighting 135
Reflection 163
Parallax 196
48% 165 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 135
Splatting 120
55% 129 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB-$150
226GB free
Firmware: P0801A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 502
Write 327
Mixed 345
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 28.9
118% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 62.9
97% 188 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 91%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$75
931GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 117
Write 199
Mixed 152
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 5.34
4K Mixed 0.79
221% 2.31 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBD1 8502 PSD48G21332 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
68.7% Good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 21.8
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 20
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
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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 1,410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $943
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