MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 80.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.7% 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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 04 '19 at 09:18
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700-$305
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 241
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 641
69% 537 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
MSI(1462 3360) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 396
Reflection 374
Parallax 429
104% 399 fps
MRender 232
Gravity 372
Splatting 247
93% 284 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 100 108 41 68 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 965
Write 126
Mixed 142
SusWrite 91.6
71% 331 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 28.1
99% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 52.7
DQ Mixed 79.1
78% 130 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 329%
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
573GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 88 86 86 84 87 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
43.6% Average
Read 64
Write 78.7
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 87.4
48% 65.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.5
137% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 20.5
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22.2
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 72%
Great: 86%
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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 1,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $868
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