MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.7% 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 14:12
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 535
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 536
80% 536 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$219
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 181
Parallax 198
64% 198 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 202
Splatting 159
73% 170 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX300 240GB-$83
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 393
Mixed 422
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 37.2
128% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 88.1
119% 218 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 117%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$95
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 187
Mixed 142
129% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 5.34
4K Mixed 0.85
227% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Mass Storage Device 32GB
2GB free, PID 1212
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
10.4% Very poor
Read 18.7
Write 16.2
Mixed 11.5
19% 15.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.66
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.63
72% 2.09 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10.4%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3400 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3400 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 41.1
MC Write 45.9
MC Mixed 36.5
118% 41.2 GB/s
SC Read 23.6
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 31.3
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 112%
Great: 150%
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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 2,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $980
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HDDRAMUSB
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