MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 91%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.8% 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)
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
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '19 at 21:16
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Memory 94.3
1-Core 148
2-Core 290
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 690
75% 581 Pts
64-Core 694
46% 694 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 91%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
MSI(1462 372D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.8% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 135%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$84
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2537
Write 2,374
Mixed 1,636
485% 2,182 MB/s
4K Read 63.1
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 88
293% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,475
DQ Write 1,279
DQ Mixed 1,347
1,018% 1,367 MB/s
Poor: 188% Great: 320%
Samsung 840 250GB-$199
15GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 240 239 155 102 92 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 479
Write 242
Mixed 169
SusWrite 178
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 26.6
138% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 58.9
106% 214 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 85%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
278GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 132 132 132 131 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 150
Write 159
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 132
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
353% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
303GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 158 158 158 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 168
Mixed 96
SusWrite 157
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 25.9
84% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.3
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 5,787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $940
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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