MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics122% 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 Drive206% 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime11.2 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 23:31
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$390
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 522
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 769
MC Mixed 750
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 392
Reflection 370
Parallax 383
120% 382 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 387
Splatting 249
123% 282 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 122%
Great: 130%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.8 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 137 138 143 363 144 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
206% Outstanding
Read 837
Write 144
Mixed 240
SusWrite 176
76% 349 MB/s
4K Read 176
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 114
459% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 246
245% 415 MB/s
Poor: 113%
This bench: 206%
Great: 267%
WD Gold 1TB (2016)-$84
435GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 123 123 124 124 123 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 93.2
Write 144
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 124
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
290% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 110%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$132
742GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 75 77 81 81 82 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 64.1
Write 58.7
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 78.8
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 58%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB-$14
38GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 22 17 34 34 34 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 142
Write 39.8
Mixed 26.9
SusWrite 26.4
61% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 2.6
143% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 23.2
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 26.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 56
72% 56 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 213 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,138
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