MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics14.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive249% 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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateSep 08 '19 at 03:16
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400F-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 694
76% 587 Pts
64-Core 700
47% 700 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
MSI(1462 8C98) 2GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
14.5% Very poor
Lighting 57.6
Reflection 41
Parallax 58.6
15% 52.4 fps
MRender 33.2
Gravity 54.2
Splatting 46.8
14% 44.7 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$60
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1467 394 397 393 398 395 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 1,796
Write 1,761
Mixed 1,068
SusWrite 574
290% 1,300 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 85.8
286% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,011
DQ Write 1,378
DQ Mixed 1,166
889% 1,185 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 249%
Great: 287%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$90
964GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 119 120 121 121 120 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 118
Write 116
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 120
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 68%
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB-$270
1.5TB free
Firmware: ML6OA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 127 127 125 124 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 71
SusWrite 126
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 74%
Verbatim STORE N GO 8GB
6GB free, PID 0302
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.7 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.4 2.5 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
4.55% Terrible
Read 18
Write 0.3
Mixed 4.7
SusWrite 2.5
6% 6.38 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
22% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.55%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
50.5% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 14.8
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 18
SC Mixed 17.1
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.5%
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 6,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $998
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $82SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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