MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive72.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory14.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 05:39
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
1-Core 115
2-Core 226
80% 171 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 670
73% 564 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$64
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 320 322 322 322 323 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 496
Write 330
Mixed 188
SusWrite 322
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 24.2
91% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 56.5
DQ Mixed 87.8
69% 98.1 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 119%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
918GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 197 199 195 195 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 157
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 194
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 97 98 96 96 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 91.4
Write 89.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 96.8
60% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 62%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 170 169 170 168 167 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 138
Mixed 80.1
SusWrite 167
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 97%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 16GB
15GB free, PID 0059
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 16 18 17 16 18 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
9.08% Terrible
Read 25.2
Write 6.7
Mixed 13.7
SusWrite 16.9
19% 15.6 MB/s
4K Read 7.4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
27% 2.47 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.08%
Great: 9%
WD My Book 1TB
262GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 39 40 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
20.9% Poor
Read 37.2
Write 38.4
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 39.3
48% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
101% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.9%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 21.8
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) Builds (Compare 3,533 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $984
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 580 $167Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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