MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics80.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive335% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 4.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 27 '20 at 02:36
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10600K-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 296
97% 174 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 891
95% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,206
81% 1,206 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
EVGA(3842 1667) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.2% Excellent
Lighting 101
Reflection 92.8
Parallax 83.8
83% 92.4 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 89.7
Splatting 79.3
60% 91.1 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
789GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2338 1931 1175 1165 1183 1169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
335% Outstanding
Read 2,495
Write 2,310
Mixed 1,697
SusWrite 1,494
448% 1,999 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 88.9
293% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,319
DQ Write 1,076
DQ Mixed 1,201
898% 1,198 MB/s
Poor: 217%
This bench: 335%
Great: 357%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4400 C19 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 4400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
126% Outstanding
MC Read 51.1
MC Write 52
MC Mixed 35.1
132% 46.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 48.8
SC Mixed 31.5
97% 33.9 GB/s
Latency 48.5
82% 48.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 126%
Great: 138%

 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 2,516 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,284
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HDDRAMUSB
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