MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 109%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics162% 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 Drive186% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171124
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 18 '21 at 05:50
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 6800-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Memory 90.1
1-Core 127
2-Core 240
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 594
66% 507 Pts
64-Core 556
37% 556 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 6800-XT-$650
Asus(1043 04F0) ≥ 4GB; ROG-STRIX-LC-RX6800XT-O16G-GAMING
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
162% Outstanding
Lighting 211
Reflection 242
Parallax 454
171% 302 fps
MRender 364
Gravity 156
Splatting 261
153% 260 fps
Poor: 149%
This bench: 162%
Great: 173%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDBRPG5000ANC-WRSN 500GB
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 684 421 416 348 333 329 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
186% Outstanding
Read 1,864
Write 1,888
Mixed 1,290
SusWrite 422
305% 1366 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 63.1
206% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 841
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 189
211% 379 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 186%
Great: 293%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
163GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 443 349 311 286 291 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 456
Mixed 397
SusWrite 331
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62.8
212% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 122%
Great: 133%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
482GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 142 145 144 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 154
Mixed 87.4
SusWrite 143
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
61.6% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 19.4
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 16.4
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 30: 2R 5G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
30% 31% 39 273 205 165 27" 2560 1440 ACR052F XB271HU A
History:
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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A68)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $954
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