MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics106% 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.
Boot Drive91.2% 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170410
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 16:18
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 699
74% 575 Pts
64-Core 654
44% 654 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 381
Parallax 400
108% 397 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 399
Splatting 254
106% 298 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 206 90 407 0.1 368 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 445
Write 473
Mixed 313
SusWrite 218
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 39.8
149% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 62.8
120% 237 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 112%
Crucial BX500 480GB-$58
447GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 451 445 452 299 78 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 454
Mixed 400
SusWrite 364
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 24
149% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 35.6
100% 211 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 23.3
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 22.2
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 87%
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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 1,434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $889
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