MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics137% 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 Drive262% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 15:49
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 154
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 535
QC Mixed 481
113% 501 Pts
MC Int 715
MC Float 852
MC Mixed 806
118% 791 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 433
Reflection 408
Parallax 427
133% 423 fps
MRender 253
Gravity 435
Splatting 271
140% 320 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 137%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$78
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 646 326 328 329 328 325 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
262% Outstanding
Read 2,436
Write 1,467
Mixed 1,270
SusWrite 380
307% 1,388 MB/s
4K Read 66
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 88.1
302% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 977
DQ Write 1,147
DQ Mixed 1,008
774% 1,044 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 262%
Great: 269%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$72
138GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 317 348 316 316 317 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 488
Mixed 465
SusWrite 336
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 62.5
214% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 124%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3467 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 42.5
MC Mixed 28.5
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.8
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 31.7
87% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
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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 2,895 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $948
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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