MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics162% 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.
Boot Drive126% 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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
28 days ago, 28 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJun 18 '19 at 03:46
Run Duration201 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$354
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
79.5% Very good
SC Int 127
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 124
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 372
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 548
80% 536 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 111%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A68) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
6.58% Terrible
Lighting 0
Reflection 29.5
Parallax 0.3
0% 9.93 fps
MRender 25.4
Gravity 22.2
Splatting 37.7
11% 28.4 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.58%
Great: 10%
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
162% Outstanding
Lighting 536
Reflection 507
Parallax 573
170% 539 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 538
Splatting 268
156% 348 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 162%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017)-$110
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 170 100 135 106 125 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 1,008
Write 232
Mixed 359
SusWrite 139
95% 435 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 41.4
168% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 511
DQ Mixed 379
340% 518 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 126%
Great: 141%
Kingston SSDNow SNV Series 128GB
18GB free
Firmware: D100309a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 175 175 159 177 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
29.2% Poor
Read 206
Write 157
Mixed 103
SusWrite 173
36% 160 MB/s
4K Read 8.5
4K Write 19.1
4K Mixed 7.2
32% 11.6 MB/s
DQ Read 10.9
DQ Write 22.5
DQ Mixed 8.2
9% 13.9 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 29%
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
368GB free
Firmware: AM0B1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 106 107 108 106 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 107
Write 106
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 106
64% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 61%
Generic MassStorageClass 16GB
5GB free, PID 0749
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 63 63 65 62 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
30.4% Below average
Read 86.7
Write 65.7
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 63.4
88% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.6
105% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 19.5
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 20.6
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 96%
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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 H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $737
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