MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 81%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.02% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive79.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory14.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 14:00
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User IRN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 i5-7400-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
81% Excellent
SC Int 105
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 423
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 423
64% 424 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A68) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4534
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
8.02% Terrible
Lighting 19.7
Reflection 28.1
Parallax 20.8
6% 22.9 fps
MRender 20.8
Gravity 16.4
Splatting 33.8
9% 23.7 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.02%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 120GB
84GB free
Firmware: P1222A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 498
Write 426
Mixed 471
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 4.56
90% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 5.07
59% 132 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Read 149
Write 143
Mixed 136
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.28
126% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$204
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 40.2
MC Mixed 29.2
100% 35.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 38.7
SC Mixed 26.6
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.2%
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 (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 1,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,096
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