MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.6% 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)
Boot Drive97.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
4 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 15:13
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$244
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Memory 96
1-Core 122
2-Core 232
88% 150 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 381
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 409
27% 409 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
59.6% Above average
Lighting 76.1
Reflection 76.5
Parallax 65.7
62% 72.8 fps
MRender 71.2
Gravity 70.9
Splatting 72.7
57% 71.6 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$169
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR011
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 408 438 441 440 446 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 394
Write 440
Mixed 358
SusWrite 412
91% 401 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 37.2
134% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 346
259% 344 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 104%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
177GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 276 274 273 273 274 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 461
Write 291
Mixed 322
SusWrite 278
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 50.8
175% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 227
207% 317 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 117%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$85
2TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 115 116 116 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 122
Write 112
Mixed 72.4
SusWrite 116
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$161
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
88% Excellent
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 27.9
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 28.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 88%
Great: 108%

 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 1,902 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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