MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive93.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateAug 02 '17 at 01:07
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 59%

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
79.8% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 405
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 452
66% 441 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2043 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 74% Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO 120GB
350GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 394
Mixed 390
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 27.2
143% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 45.5
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 27.4
59% 113 MB/s
Poor: 95%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 117%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
403GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 107
Write 143
Mixed 146
100% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 5.25
4K Mixed 1.01
248% 2.39 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
63.1% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 20.9
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 13.9
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 75.8
53% 75.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 103%
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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 1,398 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,123
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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