MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 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 86.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics78.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 06:00
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 130
2-Core 252
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 685
72% 563 Pts
64-Core 682
46% 682 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
78.2% Very good
Lighting 97.7
Reflection 106
Parallax 88.3
81% 97.4 fps
MRender 91.9
Gravity 91.6
Splatting 94
55% 92.5 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 82 77 73 79 60 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 453
Write 85.5
Mixed 125
SusWrite 77.6
40% 185 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 38.6
141% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 213
170% 243 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 131%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
276GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 78 80 79 79 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
49.7% Average
Read 93.5
Write 108
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 79.3
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
193% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 204 203 201 205 206 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 130
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 203
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 116%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
66.4% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 24.5
MC Mixed 20.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.3
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 109%

 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 1,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $990
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Intel Core i5-9400F $153Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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