MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 54.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '20 at 22:07
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7500-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.7% Above average
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 178
65% 136 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 322
39% 295 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$252
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Lighting 215
Reflection 184
Parallax 199
56% 199 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 197
Splatting 150
54% 164 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$31
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 364
Write 197
Mixed 277
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.5
40% 10.1 MB/s
Poor: 37% Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
81GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 85 88 88 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
66.5% Good
Read 144
Write 145
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 87.1
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
231% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
63.9% Good
MC Read 22.9
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 24.2
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 12.9
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 93%
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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 OPT BOOST (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $972
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