MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 80%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive84.3% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (54%). 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)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 18 '17 at 16:18
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i5-7600K-$212
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
80% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 402
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 450
67% 449 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 80%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$145
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
41.8% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 83.6
Parallax 122
41% 115 fps
MRender 81.3
Gravity 126
Splatting 86.1
42% 97.9 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$85
165GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 487
Write 318
Mixed 242
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 16.3
116% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 43.8
94% 198 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB-$93
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 37.3
MC Mixed 29.4
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 26.3
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 107%
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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 759 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,084
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $99
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $133
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $271Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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