MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics3.2% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive69.9% 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 18 '19 at 02:42
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
1-Core 134
2-Core 279
96% 206 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 752
84% 646 Pts
64-Core 776
52% 776 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94.4%
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)
3.2% Terrible
Lighting 13.2
Reflection 11.2
Parallax 13.1
4% 12.5 fps
MRender 8.5
Gravity 11.6
Splatting 14
3% 11.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.2%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$64
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 313 312 319 324 322 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 438
Write 318
Mixed 226
SusWrite 314
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 26.1
91% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 65.4
DQ Mixed 89.7
72% 105 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
749GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 187 187 189 189 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 188
Mixed 88
SusWrite 188
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 97 97 97 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 96.5
Write 94.2
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 96.8
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 62%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 168 169 167 169 166 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 132
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 167
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 95%
Great: 97%
WD My Book 1TB
275GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 41 42 41 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
21.3% Poor
Read 36.5
Write 36.6
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 41.7
48% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
101% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
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
77.4% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 21.9
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 105%
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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 4,819 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $900
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HDDRAMUSB
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