MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 16:28
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$288
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 148
116% 144 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 562
QC Mixed 557
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 635
MC Float 837
MC Mixed 724
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 109%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Lighting 257
Reflection 225
Parallax 237
77% 240 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 239
Splatting 184
84% 196 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$88
107GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 332
Mixed 328
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 23.1
132% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 52.4
100% 204 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 82%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$130
75GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 177
Mixed 291
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 49.5
201% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 462
DQ Mixed 102
153% 280 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 161%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 26.6
97% 33.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 40.5
SC Mixed 29.2
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 103%
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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 1,250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,097
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $288Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $189SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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