MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics166% 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 Drive229% 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 days ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171124
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 02:40
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 138
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 441
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 726
109% 727 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$769
Gigabyte(1458 3761) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2808 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
166% Outstanding
Lighting 544
Reflection 522
Parallax 568
171% 544 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 545
Splatting 293
163% 367 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 166%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$200
358GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
229% Outstanding
Read 2,189
Write 1,277
Mixed 1,175
341% 1,547 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 29.6
186% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 56.1
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 178
144% 194 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 229%
Great: 282%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
849GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 107
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.19
95% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$82
195GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
42% Average
Read 56
Write 90.3
Mixed 88.4
59% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.44
92% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 27.9
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 30.4
88% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 106%
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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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,025
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