MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 92.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics150% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 09 '21 at 23:41
Run Duration198 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Memory 96.3
1-Core 112
2-Core 255
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 726
77% 602 Pts
64-Core 732
49% 732 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,089
Zotac(19DA 4471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2800 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
150% Outstanding
Lighting 185
Reflection 303
Parallax 213
150% 234 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 194
Splatting 131
150% 156 fps
Poor: 115%
This bench: 150%
Great: 148%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$85
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,722
Write 1,376
Mixed 703
280% 1,267 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 56.6
215% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,254
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 667
609% 940 MB/s
Poor: 136% Great: 234%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$69
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 183
Write 165
Mixed 52.4
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.4
107% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 109%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$69
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 177
Write 178
Mixed 28.8
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$88
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 40.4
MC Mixed 27.8
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 31.3
94% 33 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 8 5 144 23.5" 1920 1080 AUS2420 ASUS VG24V
History: Score 35: 3R 4G 8B | Score 0: 0R 0G 0B
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Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,094
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HDDRAMUSB
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