MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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 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 93.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 23:18
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 15%

 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 i5-7600K-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 488
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 491
74% 494 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2077 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Lighting 242
Reflection 202
Parallax 218
72% 221 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 221
Splatting 174
79% 184 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 307 308 308 305 293 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 467
Mixed 386
SusWrite 314
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 59.7
208% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 355
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 120%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 193 198 196 197 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 188
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 196
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$126
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 21.2
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 23.6
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 81.8
49% 81.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.9%
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 Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 2,643 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $979
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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