MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive138% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 30 '21 at 00:21
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7400-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Memory 92.9
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 198
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 376
51% 376 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme INTEL SSDPEKKA51 512GB
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 119D Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 541 501 490 241 158 121 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 874
Write 550
Mixed 635
SusWrite 342
134% 600 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 53.2
193% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 505
DQ Write 530
DQ Mixed 469
366% 501 MB/s
Poor: 97%
This bench: 138%
Great: 285%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
78.4% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 24.1
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.8
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $786
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