MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% 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.
Boot Drive225% 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.
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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 20 '17 at 08:34
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$266
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Memory 95.6
1-Core 108
2-Core 216
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 735
73% 578 Pts
64-Core 742
50% 742 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
Nvidia(10DE 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 149
Reflection 152
Parallax 131
120% 144 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 140
Splatting 111
110% 123 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 1,980
Write 904
Mixed 1,110
292% 1,332 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 52.3
244% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 186
195% 326 MB/s
Poor: 136%
This bench: 225%
Great: 239%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 26.5
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 27.5
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 90%

 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 2,036 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: 62% - Good Total price: $982
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