MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 90.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics116% 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.
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)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateSep 25 '20 at 07:38
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Memory 96.9
1-Core 146
2-Core 278
99% 174 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 673
72% 562 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 438
Reflection 343
Parallax 426
115% 402 fps
MRender 370
Gravity 402
Splatting 241
116% 338 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 116%
Great: 119%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,418
Write 1,136
Mixed 1,282
354% 1,612 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 82.9
283% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 977
DQ Write 1,319
DQ Mixed 1,003
798% 1,100 MB/s
Poor: 153% Great: 278%
Kingston A400 480GB-$47
301GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 287 335 294 337 297 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
38.9% Below average
Read 160
Write 98.9
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 309
37% 163 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 10.4
43% 14.5 MB/s
DQ Read 11.7
DQ Write 15.4
DQ Mixed 13.3
10% 13.5 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
154GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 72 70 72 72 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 79.5
Write 71.6
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 70.9
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 100 99 100 101 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78% Very good
Read 173
Write 150
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 98.9
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 25.9
89% 31 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.7
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 104%

 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 1,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $988
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