MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 21:06
Run Duration75 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 456
100% 444 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 437
64% 430 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1607 MHz, MLim: 1766 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
36.6% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 93.7
Parallax 104
35% 105 fps
MRender 80.4
Gravity 104
Splatting 80.1
38% 88.3 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$135
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 504
Write 479
Mixed 485
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 113
182% 76.9 MB/s
Poor: 67% Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$185
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
67.2% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 23.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 19.4
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 123%
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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 2,658 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $969
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