MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics3.42% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive68.2% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 14:12
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
1-Core 137
2-Core 270
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 726
82% 630 Pts
64-Core 787
53% 787 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 107%
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: 430.39
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
3.42% Terrible
Lighting 13.1
Reflection 11.3
Parallax 13.3
3% 12.6 fps
MRender 8.5
Gravity 11.6
Splatting 13.7
4% 11.3 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.42%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$60
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 314 323 311 319 321 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 404
Write 318
Mixed 163
SusWrite 318
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 24.5
90% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 55.4
DQ Mixed 88.4
70% 101 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$31
749GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 189 191 183 189 187 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 144
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 188
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 97 95 96 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 90.4
Write 91.7
Mixed 50
SusWrite 96
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 62%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 166 168 166 166 167 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 119
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 165
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 97%
WD My Book 1TB
275GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 41 41 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
21.1% Poor
Read 37.1
Write 37.5
Mixed 26.9
SusWrite 41.8
49% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
98% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 21.1%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.4% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.6
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 104%
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 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 4,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $979
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