MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 22:00
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User VEN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Memory 90.7
1-Core 116
2-Core 228
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 448
61% 448 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 83%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 360GB
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 79 70 67 73 76 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 104
Write 73.5
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 75.1
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 274%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 029E CMK8GX4M2A2400C16 8GB
2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 13.5
44% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.3
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 692 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $964
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