MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 98.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.3% 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.
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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 08:15
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User ARE-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 520
119% 525 Pts
MC Int 484
MC Float 539
MC Mixed 503
76% 508 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$271
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
75% Very good
Lighting 240
Reflection 205
Parallax 213
71% 219 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 221
Splatting 170
78% 181 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$96
229GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 482
Write 339
Mixed 341
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 22.4
109% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 14.2
68% 152 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 171
Mixed 144
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.35
110% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 25.8
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 25.4
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 94%
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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 242 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $978
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HDDRAMUSB
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