MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive74.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171124
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 05:51
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 555
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 746
MC Float 850
MC Mixed 809
120% 802 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$115
751GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 68% Great: 106%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$115
751GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 68% Great: 106%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$238
751GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 122%
Kingston SM2280S3G2120G 120GB
50GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.W Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 504
Write 188
Mixed 292
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 13
111% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 52.1
92% 184 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$36
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 173
Mixed 168
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.19
82% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL15-17-17 D4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
55.4% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 15.3
52% 18 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 19.4
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 102%
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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 677 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,040
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