MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 67.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics79.2% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 08 '19 at 18:33
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$250
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.6% Good
1-Core 114
2-Core 208
77% 161 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 364
48% 355 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$325
Nvidia(10DE 1F08) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Lighting 322
Reflection 266
Parallax 316
83% 301 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 270
Splatting 172
74% 233 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,782
Write 828
Mixed 674
239% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 31.8
4K Mixed 40.6
100% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 906
DQ Write 664
DQ Mixed 783
586% 784 MB/s
Poor: 115% Great: 240%
HyperX Fury 120GB-$160
41GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 90 100 90 94 94 MB/s
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
62.9% Good
Read 250
Write 120
Mixed 179
SusWrite 94.2
36% 161 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 31.5
140% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 93.2
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 96.6
76% 105 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 76%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$69
122GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 64 62 62 64 62 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 96.5
Write 98.7
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 62.4
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
60.2% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 19.9
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 18.6
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 105%
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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 (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 4,428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $894
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HDDRAMUSB
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