MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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. 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 79.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive45.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 08 '19 at 01:48
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$305
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79.5% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 576
66% 506 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 296
Reflection 229
Parallax 244
78% 256 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 244
Splatting 176
65% 189 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS240G2G0B-00EPW0 240GB
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UJ450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 53 4.9 58 113 120 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
45.3% Average
Read 416
Write 284
Mixed 292
SusWrite 86.6
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 15.5
65% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 103
DQ Write 62.9
DQ Mixed 39.2
41% 68.2 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 54%
Crucial BX500 480GB-$55
446GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 74 78 334 222 77 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 463
Write 406
Mixed 383
SusWrite 183
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 26.3
151% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 33.9
84% 170 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSEK.8FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3067 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 25.1
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 28.7
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 96%
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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 4,582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $925
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