MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 74.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics105% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 05:20
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
74.9% Very good
1-Core 129
2-Core 237
87% 183 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 678
69% 547 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 414
Reflection 395
Parallax 420
107% 410 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 416
Splatting 256
102% 306 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 105%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$102
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,815
Write 53.8
Mixed 108
483% 2,325 MB/s
4K Read 746
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 6.7
1,140% 252 MB/s
Poor: 78% Great: 134%
Hitachi HDS5C3015ALA632 1.5TB
226GB free
Firmware: ML5OA580
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,824
Write 51.7
Mixed 97.5
1,664% 2,324 MB/s
4K Read 829
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 2.4
34,843% 278 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 66%
Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB-$140
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP1A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,044
Write 51.2
Mixed 102
1,718% 2,399 MB/s
4K Read 826
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 4.2
34,923% 277 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 105%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
660GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,869
Write 43
Mixed 88
1,670% 2,333 MB/s
4K Read 823
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1.1
34,437% 275 MB/s
Poor: 32% Great: 69%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$96
322GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,857
Write 48
Mixed 89.3
1,669% 2,331 MB/s
4K Read 824
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 3
34,701% 276 MB/s
Poor: 44% Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
84.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 26.1
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 26.8
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 87%
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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 Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 4,043 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $878
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