MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics74.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171201
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 16:18
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
76.6% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 104
77% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 403
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 448
MC Mixed 388
61% 410 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$180
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Lighting 219
Reflection 190
Parallax 284
75% 231 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 217
Splatting 141
75% 172 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST4000NM0035-1V4107 4TB
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: TN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 124 122 122 129 135 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 188
Write 166
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 121
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.2
270% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89%
Great: 117%
WD Red 6TB (2014)-$192
5.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 172 172 171 170 173 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 157
Mixed 93
SusWrite 171
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 98%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 4ATF51264AZ-2G3B1 4ATF51264AZ-2G3B1 4ATF51264AZ-2G3B1 8ATF51264AZ-2G1A2 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
68.5% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 22.6
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 21.6
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 73%
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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 911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $744
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