MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive87.4% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180809
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 20 '19 at 17:51
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
78.3% Very good
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 483
67% 489 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$177
CLim: 1380 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 185
Parallax 313
60% 237 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 213
Splatting 132
54% 164 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB-$91
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFZ10.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 101 68 77 96 96 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 441
Write 277
Mixed 354
SusWrite 113
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 39.4
159% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 214
192% 289 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$53
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 193 187 188 188 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 121
Mixed 68
SusWrite 189
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 39
MC Mixed 28.6
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 30.7
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 97.9%
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 1,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $920
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HDDRAMUSB
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