MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 83.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.4% 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 Drive146% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170410
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 04 '21 at 17:28
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Memory 83.9
1-Core 127
2-Core 252
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 482
66% 480 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Lighting 70.2
Reflection 64.5
Parallax 91.8
57% 75.5 fps
MRender 64.4
Gravity 73.7
Splatting 48.8
58% 62.3 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 59%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme SAMSUNG MZVLV256 256GB
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV72H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 267 269 258 238 208 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
146% Outstanding
Read 1,189
Write 280
Mixed 318
SusWrite 253
111% 510 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 37
188% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 944
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 392
349% 544 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 146%
Great: 146%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2666 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 16
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 49%
Great: 100%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $917
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