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 as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 92.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive70.6% 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 07:25
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 441
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 677
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 743
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 67% Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$91
118GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 468
Write 256
Mixed 255
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 10.9
91% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 24.3
74% 165 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 70%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
10GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 100
Write 118
Mixed 94.5
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.24
81% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 29
94% 32.8 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 29.8
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 97%
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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 1,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $961
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