MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive104% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180130
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateJun 16 '18 at 19:11
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$329
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 517
QC Mixed 511
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 769
MC Mixed 719
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 291
Parallax 301
96% 303 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 291
Splatting 220
102% 238 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M550 256GB-$152
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 471
Mixed 492
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 34.8
142% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 68.3
101% 190 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 155
Mixed 155
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.26
109% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 160
Mixed 158
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.3
108% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
864GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 174
Mixed 167
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.4
105% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 113%
Samsung HD322HJ 320GB-$44
266GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 104
Write 107
Mixed 103
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.55
129% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.6% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.4
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 24
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 75.6%
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 ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $917
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