MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive73.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (82%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170406
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateJul 14 '19 at 10:23
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 82%

 PC Performing way below expectations (12th 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-$378
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
73% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 215
81% 168 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 648
64% 510 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$445
Zotac(19DA 1451) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
44.6% Average
Lighting 116
Reflection 137
Parallax 102
30% 118 fps
MRender 99.3
Gravity 172
Splatting 101
46% 124 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$180
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 370 335 352 359 356 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 357
Write 394
Mixed 328
SusWrite 355
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 21.8
78% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 295
227% 309 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
726GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 154 161 160 160 162 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Read 140
Write 114
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 158
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 115%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 151 161 161 155 158 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 52.7
Write 161
Mixed 26
SusWrite 158
72% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.7
313% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 12.2
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 95.1
42% 95.1 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 61%
Great: 112%
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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 OPT BOOST (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK OPT BOOST (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $923
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