MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 12 '17 at 04:41
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i5-6500-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
61.7% Good
SC Int 89.8
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 96.3
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 347
QC Mixed 308
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 250
38% 253 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$219
MaxC: 1961 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 226
Reflection 196
Parallax 209
66% 210 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 206
Splatting 163
77% 171 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD2003FYPS-27W9B 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 04.05G11 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 94.5
Write 90
Mixed 93
70% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.24
106% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
66.8% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 21.1
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 20.3
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 84 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $789
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