MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive59.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
5 months ago, 4 months ago.
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 Date20161215
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 16:58
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i5-7500-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
82.9% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 434
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 403
63% 418 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1242 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
62.5% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 165
Parallax 245
64% 199 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 173
Splatting 120
61% 142 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
30GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 443
Write 107
Mixed 144
50% 232 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 15.6
106% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 74.2
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 30
42% 75.6 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
482GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 149
Write 144
Mixed 137
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.23
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.34
130% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2666 CL17 4GB 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 24.9
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22.2
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 90%
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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 2,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $951
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