MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive32.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190116
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 29 '19 at 17:27
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-8400-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
76.7% Very good
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 235
76% 167 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 635
71% 548 Pts
64-Core 652
44% 652 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
Nvidia(10DE 12FE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 142
Reflection 24
Parallax 142
37% 102 fps
Gravity 27953
Splatting 142
9,448% 14,047 fps
Poor: 89% Great: 117%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
LDLC 240GB
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q1124A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.9 280 6.4 40 13 4.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
32.2% Below average
Read 484
Write 410
Mixed 361
SusWrite 57.9
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.2
35% 8.8 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 153%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
71.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 21
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22.2
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 88%
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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 6,296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $946
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