MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics84.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime3 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 15:01
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Memory 89.7
1-Core 140
2-Core 271
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 687
71% 558 Pts
64-Core 694
47% 694 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Lighting 344
Reflection 305
Parallax 351
90% 333 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 312
Splatting 240
85% 254 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$130
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 501ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 397
Write 141
Mixed 192
53% 244 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 38.3
150% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30.7
DQ Write 97.2
DQ Mixed 37
36% 55 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
624GB free
Firmware: CC26
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,986
Write 46
Mixed 78.7
1,458% 2,037 MB/s
4K Read 824
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 2
34,565% 276 MB/s
Poor: 63% Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
70GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 168
Write 156
Mixed 78.7
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 47% Great: 109%
Flash Drive 1GB
0GB free, PID 0165
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 19.7
Write 2
Mixed 5.5
8% 9.07 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
40% 3.63 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
77.7% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 24.5
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 24.4
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 91%

 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 262 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $883
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