MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive43% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190221
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 06 '19 at 23:48
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$360
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
101% Outstanding
1-Core 144
2-Core 288
102% 216 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 1,130
105% 853 Pts
64-Core 1,137
76% 1,137 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
55.1% Above average
Lighting 210
Reflection 188
Parallax 204
55% 201 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 199
Splatting 140
55% 164 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
V Series SATA SSD 240GB
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V3.39
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 34 15 31 15 35 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
43% Average
Read 453
Write 80.7
Mixed 2.7
SusWrite 29.5
30% 141 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 24.2
4K Mixed 10.6
67% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 65.5
DQ Mixed 6.8
26% 59.8 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43%
Great: 92%
Crucial MX100 128GB-$74
15GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 61 63 59 55 58 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 464
Write 182
Mixed 224
SusWrite 73.8
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 38.2
144% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 98.2
DQ Mixed 142
118% 176 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
11GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 120 111 101 114 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 129
Write 122
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 115
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 40.1
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 28.8
104% 36.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 31
86% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 53
76% 53 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
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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 5,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $907
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HDDRAMUSB
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