MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 95.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics120% 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 Drive230% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181114
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 05:01
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GTM-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Memory 91.7
1-Core 141
2-Core 281
97% 171 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 1,015
96% 774 Pts
64-Core 1,049
70% 1,049 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
120% Outstanding
Lighting 486
Reflection 406
Parallax 488
128% 460 fps
MRender 370
Gravity 421
Splatting 234
120% 342 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 120%
Great: 135%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$44
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 322 322 320 318 318 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 1,859
Write 1,135
Mixed 751
SusWrite 347
226% 1,023 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 72.2
243% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 1,584
DQ Write 1,092
DQ Mixed 1,014
844% 1,230 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 230%
Great: 237%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 171 172 172 173 171 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 173
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 171
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.4
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 22.6
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 111%

 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 10,419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $226

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,039
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