MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 95.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics31.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive242% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190221
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 18:49
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600KF-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
1-Core 143
2-Core 281
100% 212 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 746
85% 648 Pts
64-Core 800
54% 800 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Nvidia(10DE 1C82) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Lighting 126
Reflection 82.6
Parallax 125
32% 111 fps
MRender 80.9
Gravity 121
Splatting 84
31% 95.4 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M81000G 1TB
846GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 949 1552 961 788 676 496 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 1,840
Write 1,682
Mixed 106
SusWrite 904
251% 1133 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 84
282% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 60.9
DQ Write 1,092
DQ Mixed 79.8
210% 411 MB/s
Poor: 181%
This bench: 242%
Great: 324%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$76
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
MC Read 39.4
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 28.3
100% 35.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 36.9
SC Mixed 30.8
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 50.7
79% 50.7 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 104%
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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 4,391 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $985
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $57
Intel Core i5-9600K $234Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $430Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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