MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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 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 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.1% 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 Drive73.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171121
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:19
Run Duration288 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 13%

 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 i7-7700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 449
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 758
MC Mixed 713
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2227 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
75.1% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 194
Parallax 212
70% 213 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 217
Splatting 167
79% 184 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$90
96GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 482
Write 330
Mixed 336
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 14.5
102% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 23.1
43% 79.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 81%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
56GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
59.9% Above average
Read 402
Write 105
Mixed 132
46% 213 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 17.2
114% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 78.6
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 32.3
42% 74.1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 64%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$56
715GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 119
Write 122
Mixed 117
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.28
116% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 90%
Intenso Rainbow Line 16GB
14GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
4.72% Terrible
Read 15.7
Write 5.59
Mixed 6.91
10% 9.39 MB/s
4K Read 5.11
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.005
19% 1.71 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.72%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
49.7% Average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 14
46% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 17.2
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 102%
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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 2,148 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $975
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