MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 98%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics134% 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 Drive301% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181114
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 15:22
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 11%
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 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Memory 92.5
1-Core 142
2-Core 280
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1,049
100% 802 Pts
64-Core 1,042
70% 1,042 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 98%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
134% Outstanding
Lighting 169
Reflection 159
Parallax 156
139% 161 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 143
Splatting 109
98% 141 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 134%
Great: 150%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$80
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 953 753 803 823 806 816 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
301% Outstanding
Read 2,523
Write 2,363
Mixed 1,565
SusWrite 826
406% 1,819 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 85.8
281% 97.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,538
DQ Write 1,238
DQ Mixed 1,271
983% 1349 MB/s
Poor: 207%
This bench: 301%
Great: 336%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
230GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 69 73 72 73 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 73.4
Write 55.6
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 72.1
48% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.4% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 22.6
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 23.9
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 112%

 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 6,698 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $184

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,112
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HDDRAMUSB
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