MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics113% 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 Drive245% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 22 '20 at 18:41
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Memory 93.7
1-Core 130
2-Core 252
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 681
75% 581 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2627 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 442
Reflection 406
Parallax 431
116% 426 fps
MRender 256
Gravity 425
Splatting 264
114% 315 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 113%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung NVMe MZVPV256HDGL-00000 256GB
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1104 1125 1124 1215 1163 1183 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 1,613
Write 1,238
Mixed 847
SusWrite 1,152
271% 1,213 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 63.4
241% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1,234
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 580
489% 735 MB/s
Poor: 131%
This bench: 245%
Great: 248%
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 463 448 469 465 475 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 445
Mixed 372
SusWrite 465
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 51.8
181% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 255
219% 323 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 119%
Great: 122%
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$125
636GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1495 849 849 850 849 844 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
267% Outstanding
Read 1,555
Write 1,628
Mixed 1,342
SusWrite 956
308% 1,370 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 193
4K Mixed 81.6
288% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,346
DQ Write 1,250
DQ Mixed 1,264
958% 1,287 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 267%
Great: 269%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 124 127 126 128 129 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 129
Write 89.2
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 126
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$72
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 27.6
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 27.2
81% 28.2 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 81%
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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 5,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $941
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