MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 170%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 182%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 106%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics161% 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 Drive280% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 31 '21 at 05:36
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$399
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Memory 96.4
1-Core 155
2-Core 310
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 621
8-Core 1,185
112% 903 Pts
64-Core 2008
135% 2008 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Gigabyte(1458 404C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3700 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Lighting 227
Reflection 213
Parallax 202
184% 214 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 160
Splatting 141
134% 168 fps
Poor: 136%
This bench: 161%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
771GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 32A0T2IA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1468 1492 1450 1487 1490 1481 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,428
Write 1610
Mixed 1,384
SusWrite 1,478
385% 1,725 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 59.6
199% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,243
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 315
329% 572 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 280%
Great: 360%
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
789GB free
Firmware: 32A0T2IA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1523 1540 1566 1525 1529 1547 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
282% Outstanding
Read 2,470
Write 1,550
Mixed 1,388
SusWrite 1,538
388% 1,737 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 54.8
186% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,267
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 277
312% 564 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 282%
Great: 360%
Crucial MX300 1TB-$259
977GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 447 442 454 443 438 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 418
Write 456
Mixed 374
SusWrite 445
96% 423 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 32.7
104% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 183
139% 192 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
115% Outstanding
MC Read 43.5
MC Write 45.1
MC Mixed 34.1
117% 40.9 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 52
SC Mixed 34.2
104% 36.4 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 115%
Great: 135%

 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 6,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 151%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,318
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