MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 152%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO
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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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics112% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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 Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-8700-$297
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 137
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 530
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 980
MC Float 1,146
MC Mixed 1,078
160% 1,068 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-6GB-$350
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 356
Reflection 298
Parallax 343
109% 332 fps
MRender 292
Gravity 304
Splatting 194
114% 263 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 112%
Great: 116%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$118
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 (91st 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: 193%
This bench: 326%
Great: 334%
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 (69th 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: 62%
This bench: 101%
Great: 111%
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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 2,645 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 137%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 150% - Outstanding Total price: $1,081
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