MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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.
Graphics109% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171121
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 09:18
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 513
115% 506 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 733
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1607 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 356
Reflection 310
Parallax 344
109% 337 fps
MRender 213
Gravity 316
Splatting 224
108% 251 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 109%
Great: 114%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
907GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 151 142 162 143 164 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 154
Write 169
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 151
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
41.5% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 11.8
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 14.2
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 58%
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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 2,356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,004
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