MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% 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 Drive128% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 29 '19 at 22:58
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
91% Outstanding
1-Core 132
2-Core 273
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 682
80% 609 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 436
Reflection 406
Parallax 467
114% 436 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 424
Splatting 262
103% 312 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
MyDigitalSSD BPX NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM04.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 577 118 175 123 296 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 813
Write 382
Mixed 476
SusWrite 292
109% 491 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 46.1
173% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 514
DQ Write 608
DQ Mixed 492
390% 538 MB/s
Poor: 105%
This bench: 128%
Great: 199%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
276GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 472 485 481 480 473 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 462
Mixed 364
SusWrite 455
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65.8
218% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 131%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$114
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 187 175 173 185 183 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 167
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 180
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.9% Below average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 14.1
SC Mixed 13.7
35% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 39.9%
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 1,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $914
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HDDRAMUSB
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