MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 152%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 121%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% 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 Drive278% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 22:15
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
121% Outstanding
SC Int 154
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 157
126% 157 Pts
QC Int 596
QC Float 636
QC Mixed 620
140% 618 Pts
MC Int 785
MC Float 893
MC Mixed 851
126% 843 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 121%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$500
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2274 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 413
Reflection 410
Parallax 431
130% 418 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 423
Splatting 274
136% 311 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 133%
Great: 130%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
188GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
278% Outstanding
Read 2,808
Write 1,127
Mixed 1,301
382% 1,745 MB/s
4K Read 64.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 41.9
241% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 674
DQ Write 505
DQ Mixed 40.7
179% 407 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 278%
Great: 251%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$45
112GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 498
Write 203
Mixed 232
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 10.8
95% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 66.4
DQ Mixed 20.1
24% 39.8 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 63%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
926GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 146
Mixed 139
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.3
98% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSEK.8FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 26.9
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 32
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $997
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HDDRAMUSB
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