MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 90.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 Drive87.5% 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
4 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 01 '19 at 10:21
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
SC Int 117
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 468
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 471
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
83% Excellent
Lighting 236
Reflection 237
Parallax 235
73% 236 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 235
Splatting 218
90% 214 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 83%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB-$91
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFZ10.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 104 97 96 97 95 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 479
Write 311
Mixed 328
SusWrite 135
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 37.4
154% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 211
185% 274 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 87%
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
797GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 130 130 130 127 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
60% Good
Read 78.3
Write 120
Mixed 66
SusWrite 130
72% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
209% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 60%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$99
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 24.6
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.9
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 103%
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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 H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 849 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $691
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