MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 99.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 Drive94.5% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200414
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 29 '20 at 19:28
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 above expectations (85th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Memory 93.8
1-Core 149
2-Core 294
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 861
92% 714 Pts
64-Core 1,124
76% 1,124 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
CLim: 2235 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 128
Reflection 131
Parallax 121
106% 127 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 104
Splatting 91
85% 115 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 103%
Great: 101%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBNCE0010PNC 1TB
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401120RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 185 223 131 151 148 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 429
Write 437
Mixed 303
SusWrite 202
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 46.3
161% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 241
208% 308 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
819GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 204 200 205 206 205 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 199
Mixed 89.3
SusWrite 204
126% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 116%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 23.1
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 24.4
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 88%

 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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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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