MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive98.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime9.2 Days
Run DateJun 11 '19 at 13:28
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Memory 84.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
79% 137 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 414
55% 406 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan Black-$1,000
EVGA(3842 3790) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.3% Above average
Lighting 191
Reflection 167
Parallax 253
50% 203 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 208
Splatting 112
58% 160 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gigabyte NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$70
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8TM14.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 198 129 158 114 149 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Read 246
Write 694
Mixed 573
SusWrite 171
96% 421 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 48.9
179% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 235
250% 423 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 152%
Seagate ST1000VT000 HN-M101MBB 1TB
581GB free
Firmware: 0004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 90 91 91 92 92 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Read 89.3
Write 94.5
Mixed 56
SusWrite 91.6
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD2 859B BLS4G4D240FSB.8FADG 859B BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD2 859B BLS4G4D240FSB.8FADG 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
73.3% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.7
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 21.9
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 85%
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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 1,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $749
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