MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics59% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive112% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 10:17
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10850K-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 97.2
1-Core 152
2-Core 290
102% 180 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 1,176
107% 874 Pts
64-Core 2019
136% 2019 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (43rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
59% Above average
Lighting 72.7
Reflection 85.5
Parallax 75.7
59% 78 fps
MRender 76.3
Gravity 72.9
Splatting 66.5
59% 71.9 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 59%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 300 279 289 278 258 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 484
Mixed 418
SusWrite 302
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 55.8
186% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 353
265% 355 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 112%
Great: 122%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
377GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 155 157 157 157 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 150
Mixed 99.6
SusWrite 156
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 4000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 42
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 30.4
111% 38.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 52.5
SC Mixed 33.8
103% 36.2 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 111%
Great: 115%

 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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