MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics83% 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 Drive89.6% 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime11 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 23:36
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$374
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 124
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 335
QC Mixed 336
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 585
MC Float 689
MC Mixed 641
95% 638 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$340
EVGA(3842 5172) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
83% Excellent
Lighting 251
Reflection 245
Parallax 272
80% 256 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 233
Splatting 183
85% 199 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 83%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$45
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 61 62 54 82 38 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 479
Write 213
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 71.1
47% 215 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 49.9
167% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 222
191% 284 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 102%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
88GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 317 315 315 316 315 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 466
Mixed 391
SusWrite 332
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 57.7
201% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 353
267% 360 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 118%
Great: 125%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
3GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 153
Write 140
Mixed 32.7
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
122% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 109%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
2GB free
Firmware: 050B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 147
Write 120
Mixed 66.2
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 14% Great: 90%
WD My Book Essentials 2TB
2GB free, PID 1110
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 30 31 0.9 0 28 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
Read 35.7
Write 30
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 20.6
38% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
77% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 15.1%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
70.4% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 22.3
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 21.1
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 111%
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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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 1,122 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $909
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