MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics124% 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 Drive115% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory7.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime12.8 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:40
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User KOR-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 131
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 418
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 637
94% 624 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 403
Reflection 356
Parallax 391
123% 384 fps
MRender 227
Gravity 384
Splatting 237
124% 283 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 124%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 403
Mixed 415
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 49.8
181% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 119
144% 254 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 115%
Great: 134%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$95
2TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
Read 133
Write 176
Mixed 125
108% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 5.29
4K Mixed 0.65
194% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
59.7% Above average
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.7
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 16.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 102%
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 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 846 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $945
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HDDRAMUSB
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