MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive218% 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)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 19:34
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User BGD-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 above expectations (74th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 507
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 502
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 740
110% 733 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 100%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 199
Parallax 210
70% 214 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 210
Splatting 162
74% 173 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
218% Outstanding
Read 1,964
Write 1,134
Mixed 1,126
310% 1,408 MB/s
4K Read 55
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 27
182% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 466
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 24.9
122% 279 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 218%
Great: 233%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 178
Mixed 170
138% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 109%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.8
38% 13.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.4
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 57%
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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 (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 2,615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $989
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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