MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
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 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 96.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics3.21% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive61.6% 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '19 at 03:30
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Memory 93.6
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 774
84% 653 Pts
64-Core 787
53% 787 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 96.3%
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: 430.39
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
3.21% Terrible
Lighting 13.7
Reflection 11.3
Parallax 13.3
4% 12.8 fps
MRender 8.6
Gravity 11.6
Splatting 14.1
3% 11.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.21%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$60
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 312 313 323 318 310 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 318
Write 308
Mixed 237
SusWrite 315
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 24.6
78% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 65.7
DQ Mixed 90.2
73% 105 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
771GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 185 190 189 190 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 142
Mixed 86
SusWrite 189
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$82
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 94 97 97 97 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 101
Write 92.2
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 96.6
62% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 63%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 166 169 170 166 168 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 135
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 168
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 99%
WD My Book 1TB
275GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 41 42 41 41 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
20.5% Poor
Read 37.9
Write 40.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 41.5
51% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.5%
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
77.3% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 22
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 77.3%
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 5,754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,197
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