MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 97.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.5% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171121
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 03:03
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i5-7600K-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 508
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 519
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
67.1% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 172
Parallax 258
68% 210 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 191
Splatting 126
66% 153 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$150
48GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 439
Mixed 468
106% 476 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 25.2
151% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.1
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 24.5
36% 64.2 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
343GB 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)
84.4% Excellent
Read 151
Write 143
Mixed 146
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.31
138% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 42.7
MC Mixed 30.8
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 31.3
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 108%
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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 1,771 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: $962
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