MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 94.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics160% 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 Drive228% 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.
Very high background CPU (88%). 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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170410
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 06:07
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 88%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 as expected (49th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 453
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 769
MC Mixed 728
109% 727 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
Asus(1043 85E5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
160% Outstanding
Lighting 527
Reflection 512
Parallax 561
167% 533 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 512
Splatting 280
156% 352 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 160%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
228% Outstanding
Read 2,043
Write 1,150
Mixed 1,217
324% 1,470 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 48.4
198% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 454
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 133
163% 290 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 228%
Great: 233%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$81
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 112
Write 197
Mixed 168
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.23
109% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.2% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 20.5
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 21.7
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 76.1
53% 76.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 89%
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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 849 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

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

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