MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics8.16% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive85.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170410
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 17:53
Run Duration372 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i5-7400-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
78.4% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 410
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 406
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A68) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
8.16% Terrible
Lighting 18.8
Reflection 25.1
Parallax 21.8
6% 21.9 fps
MRender 22.3
Gravity 18.2
Splatting 31.7
10% 24.1 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.16%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Portable SSD T3 500GB
281GB free
Firmware: 0
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 430
Write 414
Mixed 426
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 33.3
4K Mixed 20.5
77% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 65.5
65% 104 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 83%
Mushkin MKNSSDRE240GB-3D 240GB
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0207A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 514
Write 305
Mixed 381
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 28.6
116% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 69.2
101% 186 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$88
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 167
Mixed 149
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.76
4K Mixed 0.18
107% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 103%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB-$35
198GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 75.8
Write 85.1
Mixed 79
60% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.43
102% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 59%
Flash Disk 0GB
0GB free, PID 2096
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
3.88% Terrible
Read 10.7
Write 4.3
Mixed 5.99
8% 6.99 MB/s
4K Read 4.82
4K Write 0.09
4K Mixed 0.09
24% 1.66 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.88%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$131
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
75% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 24.5
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 23.1
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $787
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