MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics129% 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 Drive49.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170406
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 09:58
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 125
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 317
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 417
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 405
66% 439 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$467
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 415
Reflection 392
Parallax 416
128% 408 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 401
Splatting 251
130% 298 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 129%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$111
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 407
Write 152
Mixed 194
55% 251 MB/s
4K Read 8.25
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 6.14
62% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 36.7
60% 114 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
246GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 145
Mixed 156
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.2
83% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
64.2% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 21.4
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 17.6
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.2%
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 OPT BOOST (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $862
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