MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime11.9 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 18:59
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 48%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i5-9600K-$265
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 447
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 704
MC Float 818
MC Mixed 761
114% 761 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1475 MHz, MLim: 1757 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
62.4% Good
Lighting 179
Reflection 172
Parallax 192
57% 181 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 185
Splatting 123
66% 153 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 296 292 292 282 285 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 464
Mixed 392
SusWrite 294
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 54.6
183% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 341
258% 346 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 110%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 204 205 202 202 206 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 154
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 203
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$70
910GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 110 110 110 110 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 107
Write 55
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 110
61% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
446GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 131 131 129 131 131 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 134
Write 132
Mixed 68
SusWrite 130
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$84
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22.3
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 21.6
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 91%
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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 1,839 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $1,362
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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