MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.4% 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 Drive238% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 13:16
Run Duration382 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Memory 93.6
1-Core 121
2-Core 252
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 467
64% 469 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.4% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 203
Parallax 241
59% 223 fps
MRender 67.3
Gravity 216
Splatting 173
53% 152 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$50
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 273 269 265 257 249 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
238% Outstanding
Read 1,675
Write 1,152
Mixed 709
SusWrite 291
212% 957 MB/s
4K Read 63.9
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 86.8
309% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,571
DQ Write 1,053
DQ Mixed 981
821% 1,201 MB/s
Poor: 125%
This bench: 238%
Great: 243%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
188GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 121 117 120 113 117 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 183
Write 180
Mixed 82
SusWrite 116
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSBK.8FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 24.7
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 26.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 95%

 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 1,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $940
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