MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.5% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 09 '19 at 02:41
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 260
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 694
75% 584 Pts
64-Core 693
46% 693 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
70% Very good
Lighting 264
Reflection 250
Parallax 270
68% 261 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 267
Splatting 215
72% 226 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 70%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$57
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 217 218 213 220 219 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 456
Mixed 244
SusWrite 221
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 43.1
173% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 233
195% 284 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 102%
Crucial MX300 525GB-$83
292GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 437 257 247 245 249 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 404
Write 476
Mixed 378
SusWrite 316
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 43.2
163% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 328
248% 333 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 100%
Great: 100%
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 512GB
307GB free
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 610 587 592 595 593 587 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
197% Outstanding
Read 989
Write 635
Mixed 486
SusWrite 594
151% 676 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 59.1
210% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,146
DQ Write 1,378
DQ Mixed 1,304
971% 1,276 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 197%
Great: 240%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
931GB free
Firmware: JC4A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 123 123 119 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 112
Write 95
Mixed 61
SusWrite 121
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.7% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.7
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 24
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 111%
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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 4,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $844
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