MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 98.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.65% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (16%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190326
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '19 at 22:19
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
101% 215 Pts
4-Core 559
8-Core 753
86% 656 Pts
64-Core 776
52% 776 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B18) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7463
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
6.65% Terrible
Lighting 20.4
Reflection 29.7
Parallax 25.1
5% 25.1 fps
MRender 27.2
Gravity 21.6
Splatting 36.5
7% 28.4 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.65%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$84
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 249 258 259 261 257 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 635
Write 240
Mixed 279
SusWrite 291
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 31.3
149% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 404
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 300
231% 320 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 102%
Great: 140%
Seagate ST1000VM002-1CT162 1TB
58GB free
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 72 73 75 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
38.1% Below average
Read 59.4
Write 81.4
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 73.2
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
81GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 100 99 97 98 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 115
Write 110
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 98.2
71% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 113%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 178 183 183 182 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 178
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 182
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
185% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
330GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 182 187 187 186 185 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 103
Write 110
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 185
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
MC Read 39.3
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 28.5
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 36.4
SC Mixed 29.8
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 103%
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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 6,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $156

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $934
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HDDRAMUSB
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