MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
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 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 94.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics3.23% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive41.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (74%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '19 at 21:26
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 74%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Memory 91.6
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 752
83% 640 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 710
MSI(1462 8C93) 2GB
CLim: 954 MHz, MLim: 400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
3.23% Terrible
Lighting 13.2
Reflection 11.3
Parallax 13.2
4% 12.6 fps
MRender 8.6
Gravity 11.7
Splatting 14.2
3% 11.5 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.23%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$60
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 314 319 281 272 259 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 204
Write 287
Mixed 125
SusWrite 291
51% 227 MB/s
4K Read 8.6
4K Write 17.8
4K Mixed 9
34% 11.8 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 64.5
DQ Mixed 79.6
68% 103 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 119%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$28
813GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 188 189 191 192 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 156
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 191
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$82
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 97 96 98 97 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 97.7
Write 92.2
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 96.5
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 63%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 168 172 165 170 169 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 152
Write 120
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 169
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 99%
WD My Book 1TB
275GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 37 37 36 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
19% Very poor
Read 35.4
Write 34.6
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 37.7
45% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 21.4
76% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 22.1
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 76%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) Builds (Compare 5,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $233

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,192
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