MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
13 days ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 04:59
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$257
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 140
2-Core 279
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 914
93% 734 Pts
64-Core 1,117
75% 1,117 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 100%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Lighting 93.7
Reflection 91.6
Parallax 84.6
76% 90 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 81.7
Splatting 72.4
70% 89.6 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 76%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 42 40 44 78 94 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 138
Write 130
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 59.5
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
205% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 38.8
MC Write 39.5
MC Mixed 26.2
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 40.7
SC Mixed 30.8
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 108%

 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 4,379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 197%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 199%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,611
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