MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.2% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '18 at 04:10
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 511
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 528
MC Mixed 509
76% 509 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Lighting 216
Reflection 162
Parallax 278
74% 219 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 188
Splatting 188
71% 170 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 402
Mixed 416
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 43.7
180% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 26.7
99% 220 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 114%
Great: 113%
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$127
87GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 491
Write 266
Mixed 274
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 16.4
118% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 42.3
DQ Write 69
DQ Mixed 16.1
23% 42.4 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$46
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 164
Write 146
Mixed 137
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.28
119% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
79.4% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 25.7
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 101%
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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 2,148 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $975
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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