MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 95.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics120% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive266% 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.
Very high background CPU (70%). 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:56
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 70%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 468
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 738
108% 723 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti-$480
Nvidia(10DE 1B82) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 391
Reflection 363
Parallax 383
120% 379 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 376
Splatting 241
120% 274 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 120%
Great: 132%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$111
164GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
266% Outstanding
Read 2,651
Write 1,062
Mixed 1,259
362% 1,657 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 63.2
242% 87.2 MB/s
DQ Read 535
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 36
144% 325 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 266%
Great: 258%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 150
Mixed 153
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.17
79% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSCK.8FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 22.3
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 95%
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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 1,783 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $968
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HDDRAMUSB
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