MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics88% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive326% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190116
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 18 '19 at 00:02
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
1-Core 137
2-Core 273
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 881
89% 706 Pts
64-Core 1,078
72% 1,078 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$349
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
88% Excellent
Lighting 356
Reflection 298
Parallax 343
91% 332 fps
MRender 292
Gravity 304
Splatting 194
84% 263 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88%
Great: 92%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$100
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2174 811 816 813 815 812 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
326% Outstanding
Read 2,137
Write 2,450
Mixed 1,440
SusWrite 1,040
397% 1,767 MB/s
4K Read 75.5
4K Write 213
4K Mixed 107
364% 132 MB/s
DQ Read 1,518
DQ Write 1,348
DQ Mixed 1,415
1,066% 1,427 MB/s
Poor: 227%
This bench: 326%
Great: 339%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38
MC Write 39.5
MC Mixed 27.5
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 31.9
95% 33.1 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
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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 4,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $918
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HDDRAMUSB
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