MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 95.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics94% 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 Drive74.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger, 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 17:47
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 147
2-Core 257
97% 167 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 744
81% 627 Pts
64-Core 738
50% 738 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Asus(1043 8620) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
94% Outstanding
Lighting 114
Reflection 133
Parallax 121
92% 123 fps
MRender 93.3
Gravity 124
Splatting 112
96% 110 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 94%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 63 59 60 60 59 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 426
Write 138
Mixed 205
SusWrite 70.8
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 36.6
145% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 93.8
95% 157 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$29
13GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 101 111 125 124 99 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 139
Write 74.7
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 113
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
241GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 103 105 106 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 112
Write 88.2
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 104
68% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 114%
Ut165 USB2FlashStorage 1GB
1GB free, PID 0165
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.9 3.8 4 4.1 3.9 4 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
6.14% Terrible
Read 19.2
Write 3.2
Mixed 5.3
SusWrite 3.9
8% 7.9 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
39% 3.53 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.14%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$207
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 34.1
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 26.2
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 35.4
SC Mixed 27.1
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 31: 3R 4G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
31% 28% 39 340 280 75 34.1" 2560 1080 GSM76F9 LG ULTRAWIDE
History:
Typical Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 2,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,104
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