MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 121%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics54.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive131% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181114
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 15:28
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-9700K-$410
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
121% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 154
123% 154 Pts
QC Int 566
QC Float 616
QC Mixed 591
134% 591 Pts
MC Int 1091
MC Float 1,206
MC Mixed 1,142
172% 1,146 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 121%
Great: 125%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Lighting 138
Reflection 130
Parallax 132
42% 133 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 174
Splatting 118
63% 146 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 1TB
661GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 482 483 482 471 469 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 477
Mixed 446
SusWrite 476
108% 478 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 60.7
210% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 131%
Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 41.5
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 29.1
108% 37.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 42.5
SC Mixed 33.1
94% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
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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 1,418 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $156

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 129% - Outstanding Total price: $1,377
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HDDRAMUSB
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