MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 79.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics42.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive41.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 08 '17 at 22:20
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
79.6% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 400
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 404
MC Mixed 394
59% 397 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 116
Parallax 143
43% 132 fps
MRender 80.9
Gravity 123
Splatting 85.6
42% 96.6 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
39GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 159
Write 85.1
Mixed 103
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 10.6
90% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 98.4
DQ Write 90.9
DQ Mixed 19.4
35% 69.6 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 65%
Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB-$55
5GB free
Firmware: 505ABBF1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 452
Write 79.3
Mixed 137
48% 223 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 16.4
104% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 93.2
DQ Write 80.8
DQ Mixed 31.5
39% 68.5 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 57%
Great: 57%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
505GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 152
Write 118
Mixed 117
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.24
90% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
65.4% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 20.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 19.4
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 66.5
60% 66.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 65.4%
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 754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,090
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HDDRAMUSB
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