MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.8% 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 Drive299% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 30 '22 at 17:38
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Memory 96.2
1-Core 119
2-Core 227
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 672
67% 548 Pts
64-Core 684
42% 684 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 516.59
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.8% Above average
Lighting 67.8
Reflection 71.8
Parallax 65.3
55% 68.3 fps
MRender 66.5
Gravity 68.1
Splatting 63.5
55% 66 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$35
112GB free
Firmware: Q0616B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 71 52 75 52 75 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
31.6% Below average
Read 239
Write 217
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 86.4
32% 143 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 15.5
4K Mixed 9.3
50% 14.8 MB/s
DQ Read 76.2
DQ Write 19.1
DQ Mixed 2.4
14% 32.6 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 82%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$100
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1115 1010 1005 1016 1004 1004 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
299% Outstanding
Read 1,967
Write 1840
Mixed 1,900
SusWrite 1,026
378% 1,683 MB/s
4K Read 74.2
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 101
330% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,336
DQ Write 1,110
DQ Mixed 1,212
911% 1,219 MB/s
Poor: 232%
This bench: 299%
Great: 410%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$85
1TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 181 181 174 181 183 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 92.9
Write 155
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 180
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
368% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$27
232GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 80 80 81 80 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 76
Write 76.9
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 79.8
51% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 61%
General UDisk 16GB
11GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.6 10 11 10 13 13 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
7.49% Terrible
Read 18.7
Write 11.2
Mixed 5
SusWrite 11.2
14% 11.5 MB/s
4K Read 9.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
37% 3.3 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.49%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CM4X8GE2400C14K4 029E CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 16GB
3333, 3333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 40.1
MC Write 43
MC Mixed 33.5
111% 38.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 44.9
SC Mixed 31.9
95% 33.2 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 21: 2R 3G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
21% 24% 29 308 216 165 23.8" 2048 1152 AOC2413 AG241QG
Typical Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) Builds (Compare 863 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $944
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