MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 82.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.5% 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 Drive78.8% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateOct 08 '21 at 19:49
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 11%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 below expectations (26th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Memory 88.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 218
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 655
68% 536 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$138
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.68
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82.5% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 110
Parallax 100
84% 105 fps
MRender 93.5
Gravity 102
Splatting 98.7
81% 97.9 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$125
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 290 316 212 144 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 431
Write 318
Mixed 375
SusWrite 227
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 34.1
117% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 305
216% 271 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 94%
Kingston A400 480GB-$49
13GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 236 240 73 15 15 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 289
Write 150
Mixed 188
SusWrite 128
42% 189 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 41.2
4K Mixed 18.5
73% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 52.1
DQ Write 58.7
DQ Mixed 52
40% 54.3 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
462GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 128 126 128 129 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 120
Write 121
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 126
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$22
431GB free
Firmware: HP73
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 86 87 87 87 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 106
Write 58.9
Mixed 56
SusWrite 85.7
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
66.4% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.3
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 21.5
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 104%

 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 10 8 144 24" 1280 720 BNQ7F31 BenQ XL2411Z
Typical Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 2,836 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $820
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