MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 94.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive240% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180809
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 07:54
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Memory 96.7
1-Core 145
2-Core 267
98% 169 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 742
79% 617 Pts
64-Core 764
51% 764 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1270 305 305 304 304 303 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 2,005
Write 1,291
Mixed 628
SusWrite 465
242% 1,097 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 67
251% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,271
DQ Write 1,185
DQ Mixed 807
721% 1,088 MB/s
Poor: 135%
This bench: 240%
Great: 237%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 156 159 159 158 159 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 155
Write 120
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 158
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 26.1
92% 32 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 28.4
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 104%
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 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 1,603 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $969
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