MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A68)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 175%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 138%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 92%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics194% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive357% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory25.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 07 '21 at 23:58
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$194
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Memory 92.5
1-Core 140
2-Core 279
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 528
72% 528 Pts
64-Core 526
35% 526 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 6900-XT-$1,000
AMD(1002 0E3A) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 21.2.3
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
194% Outstanding
Lighting 251
Reflection 250
Parallax 487
203% 330 fps
MRender 380
Gravity 197
Splatting 286
182% 288 fps
Poor: 174%
This bench: 194%
Great: 204%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$150
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1317 1380 1435 1483 1496 1488 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
357% Outstanding
Read 2,593
Write 2,367
Mixed 1854
SusWrite 1,433
462% 2,062 MB/s
4K Read 71.7
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 98.3
330% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,767
DQ Write 1,082
DQ Mixed 1,326
1,014% 1,392 MB/s
Poor: 244%
This bench: 357%
Great: 382%
Seagate ST2000DX002-2DV164 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 163 165 164 165 164 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 103
Write 106
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 162
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 88% Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 27
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 32.7
SC Mixed 24.9
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 83%

 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 2,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,099
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