MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics120% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170410
Uptime14 Days
Run DateJun 01 '19 at 13:20
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
79.1% Very good
1-Core 132
2-Core 249
91% 191 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 682
72% 561 Pts
64-Core 686
46% 686 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega 64-$400
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.8.2
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 318
Reflection 231
Parallax 522
121% 357 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 356
Splatting 294
119% 278 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 120%
Great: 137%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,986
Write 1,042
Mixed 416
250% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 44
170% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 990
DQ Write 590
DQ Mixed 715
553% 765 MB/s
Poor: 148% Great: 240%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 204 203 206 205 207 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 163
Mixed 89.2
SusWrite 205
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 117%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
68.9% Good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.4
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 22.2
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 112%
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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 Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 1,249 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $894
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