MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 89.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive56.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '17 at 01:24
Run Duration299 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 below expectations (25th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 456
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 481
73% 487 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
MSI(1462 3282) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2256 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 198
Parallax 210
70% 214 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 206
Splatting 160
76% 176 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$52
52GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 462
Write 190
Mixed 215
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 8.09
85% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 33.9
DQ Write 76.3
DQ Mixed 28.8
29% 46.3 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 64%
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 way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 174
Mixed 133
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.3
107% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
TOSHIBA TransMemory 16GB
11GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
7.66% Terrible
Read 35.9
Write 4.53
Mixed 7.43
14% 15.9 MB/s
4K Read 6.16
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.01
23% 2.06 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.66%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2666 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
47.5% Average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 12.8
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 13.9
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 50%
Take a copy of your results

 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
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $308Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $114
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
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback