MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171121
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 23:51
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (95th 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-$375
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
1-Core 147
2-Core 295
104% 221 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 723
82% 630 Pts
64-Core 715
48% 715 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2227 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
62.1% Good
Lighting 239
Reflection 217
Parallax 257
63% 238 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 226
Splatting 182
62% 191 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$33
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 76 80 67 67 58 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 490
Write 277
Mixed 381
SusWrite 77.1
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 19.3
140% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 27.4
70% 143 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 69%
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
114GB free
Firmware: UF2204RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 135 134 138 135 152 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Read 460
Write 251
Mixed 313
SusWrite 177
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 53.7
4K Mixed 16.3
88% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 63.1
DQ Mixed 32
40% 71.5 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 39.3
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 28.5
103% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 40.6
SC Mixed 32.3
92% 32.2 GB/s
Latency 47.3
85% 47.3 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
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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 4,783 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $923
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