MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 84.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.6% 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.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 14 '18 at 14:14
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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 way below expectations (8th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 394
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 662
MC Mixed 666
97% 646 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$219
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
60.6% Good
Lighting 188
Reflection 157
Parallax 171
56% 172 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 175
Splatting 139
64% 149 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
675GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 157
Write 130
Mixed 130
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.19
83% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D26BFSC.8FD2 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
40% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 12.3
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 11
32% 11 GB/s
Latency 85.6
47% 85.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 40%
Great: 100%
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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 604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $775
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