MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics54% 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 Drive252% 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-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 10 '20 at 18:51
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 97.5
1-Core 150
2-Core 294
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 559
8-Core 1,094
102% 826 Pts
64-Core 1,594
107% 1,594 Pts
Poor: 91%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
54% Above average
Lighting 68.7
Reflection 59.7
Parallax 79.5
56% 69.3 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 56.8
Splatting 75.7
36% 64.1 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$95
549GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1517 834 839 837 840 841 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
252% Outstanding
Read 1,569
Write 1,765
Mixed 1,363
SusWrite 951
318% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 76
265% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1295
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 1,156
849% 1,121 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 252%
Great: 271%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
602GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 168 170 172 173 170 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 167
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 171
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 114%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
140GB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 120 124 123 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 67.4
Write 67
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 123
55% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 70%
Seagate BUP BK 4TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 22 22 21 21 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
16.3% Very poor
Read 33
Write 41.1
Mixed 34
SusWrite 22.7
24% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
169% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 66%
Seagate BUP BL 4TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 21 21 22 21 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
15.7% Very poor
Read 32.5
Write 37.7
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 20.6
23% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.5
189% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 15.7%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 25.1
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 30.3
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 48.1
83% 48.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C80) Builds (Compare 2,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 125%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,213
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