MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 92.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 21 '20 at 12:33
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$187
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Memory 92.9
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 529
73% 533 Pts
64-Core 512
34% 512 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$109
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,461
Write 1,092
Mixed 1242
350% 1,598 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 85.2
288% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 969
DQ Write 1,184
DQ Mixed 1,012
781% 1,055 MB/s
Poor: 155% Great: 273%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
222GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 114 114 110 102 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 110
Write 108
Mixed 72
SusWrite 110
73% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
88.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 25.7
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 27.4
78% 27.2 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 89%

 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 1,876 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $950
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HDDRAMUSB
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