MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 25 '17 at 17:40
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 133
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 428
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 760
MC Mixed 706
107% 716 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 295X2 (CrossFire Disabled)
AMD(1002 1B2A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1018 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Lighting 197
Reflection 156
Parallax 269
68% 207 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 174
Splatting 173
69% 157 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$112
176GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 449
Write 199
Mixed 256
66% 301 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 14.3
109% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 93.9
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 50.6
66% 116 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 79%
Adata Premier SP550 960GB-$300
90GB free
Firmware: O1126A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 438
Write 250
Mixed 241
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 22.1
99% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 44.8
86% 174 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 72%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$60
553GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 134
Write 111
Mixed 125
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.22
83% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 84%
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB-$28
120GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
27.9% Poor
Read 38.2
Write 58.8
Mixed 62.6
40% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.25
75% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 43%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB
24GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 145
Write 102
Mixed 117
149% 121 MB/s
4K Read 7.39
4K Write 3.67
4K Mixed 1.78
213% 4.28 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
72.7% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.2
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 132%
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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 472 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $963
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HDDRAMUSB
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