MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive85.9% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 years ago, 3 years ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '20 at 19:17
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-9600K-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
91% Outstanding
Memory 86.7
1-Core 138
2-Core 277
92% 167 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 613
75% 575 Pts
64-Core 603
37% 603 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 91%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$466
MSI(1462 C728) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
133% Outstanding
Lighting 180
Reflection 181
Parallax 180
147% 180 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 154
Splatting 130
129% 163 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 133%
Great: 139%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$140
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 381 376 236 240 248 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 331
Write 261
Mixed 345
SusWrite 315
71% 313 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 35.4
126% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 310
236% 319 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 98%
Kingston A400 480GB-$38
18GB free
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 31 125 29 22 94 MB/s
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
62.8% Good
Read 274
Write 104
Mixed 151
SusWrite 90.1
34% 155 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 33.9
117% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 212
164% 220 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 102%
WDC WDS240G2G0B-00EPW0 240GB
42GB free
Firmware: UJ450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 90 75 121 96 105 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 432
Write 332
Mixed 190
SusWrite 128
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 19
4K Mixed 18
50% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 90.3
DQ Mixed 40.5
47% 82.4 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
59.2% Above average
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 19.5
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 17.9
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 70.7
56% 70.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 102%

 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 7,379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $728
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