MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 92%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% 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 Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 04:30
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
92% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 435
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 727
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 92%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$345
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 358
Reflection 309
Parallax 327
107% 331 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 315
Splatting 233
109% 252 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 409
Mixed 419
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 37.2
166% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 85.8
122% 226 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 109%
Great: 123%
Seagate ST32000644NS 2TB
353GB free
Firmware: GGB8 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 111
Write 102
Mixed 78.1
72% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.41
114% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$148
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
67.8% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 20.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 19.2
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 104%
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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 853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
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: $943
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $345Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD 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 $148SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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