MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '17 at 16:34
Run Duration329 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 i7-7700K-$308
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 551
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 559
127% 559 Pts
MC Int 708
MC Float 804
MC Mixed 763
113% 759 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 109%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 433
Reflection 381
Parallax 404
130% 406 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 415
Splatting 248
133% 302 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 132%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 1TB-$290
955GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 488
Write 342
Mixed 340
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 15.7
98% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 87
DQ Mixed 15.6
24% 43.7 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 88%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$57
40GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 163
Write 83
Mixed 103
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 8.25
83% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.2
DQ Write 99.6
DQ Mixed 30.2
32% 50.7 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 64%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
490GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 122
Write 135
Mixed 124
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 5.37
4K Mixed 0.51
175% 2.11 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
238GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 119
Write 104
Mixed 110
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.15
69% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 107%
USB DISK Pro 4GB
4GB free, PID 4223
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 3% Great: 6%
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 (83rd percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 23.3
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 26.5
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 88%
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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 1,393 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: $1,153
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