MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 136%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 131%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190821
Uptime6.4 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 08:38
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User ARE-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 97.2
1-Core 146
2-Core 294
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 1,151
106% 861 Pts
64-Core 1,144
77% 1,144 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (47th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
133% Outstanding
Lighting 504
Reflection 480
Parallax 553
132% 512 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 511
Splatting 291
134% 356 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 133%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$64
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 122 147 147 107 147 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 511
Write 146
Mixed 202
SusWrite 135
54% 249 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 36.6
135% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 149
124% 182 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 93%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
610GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 387 485 488 487 488 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 488
Mixed 396
SusWrite 450
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 47.8
167% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 352
265% 354 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 116%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 40.9
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 28.6
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 39.4
SC Mixed 32.1
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%

 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 5,086 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $235

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,218
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