MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A68
MotherboardMSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 18:07
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
95% 203 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 498
64% 474 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$135
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 142
Reflection 136
Parallax 180
37% 153 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 124
Splatting 86
35% 106 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$89
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 508
Write 491
Mixed 377
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.9
226% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 83% Great: 135%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$35
200GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 119 119 115 117 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 109
Write 111
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 117
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.3% Above average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 14.9
47% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 16
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 97%
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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 4,776 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $923
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HDDRAMUSB
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