MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 74.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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
9 months ago, 7 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 (56th 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 (56th percentile)
74.7% Very good
1-Core 126
2-Core 243
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 466
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 471
32% 471 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
63.5% Good
Lighting 236
Reflection 237
Parallax 235
61% 236 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 235
Splatting 218
67% 214 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 86%
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 (95th 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: 21%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 88%
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
797GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 130 130 130 127 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th 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-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (48th 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: 64%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 102%
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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 991 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $672
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