MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.4% 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.
Run History
10 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 17 '19 at 18:19
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
80.8% Excellent
1-Core 116
2-Core 233
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 471
65% 472 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 238
Reflection 238
Parallax 237
62% 237 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 236
Splatting 219
66% 215 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB-$91
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFZ10.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 79 96 61 97 62 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 484
Write 399
Mixed 343
SusWrite 105
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 39.4
158% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 214
192% 290 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 89%
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
838GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 127 132 132 130 131 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 63.7
Write 116
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 130
66% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
203% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 21.9
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 22.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 72%
Great: 103%
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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 1,018 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $693
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