MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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.
Graphics56.7% 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 Drive324% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateApr 11 '21 at 22:33
Run Duration237 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700KF-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Memory 93.9
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 1,126
104% 844 Pts
64-Core 1120
75% 1120 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Lighting 69.4
Reflection 65.8
Parallax 91.7
56% 75.6 fps
MRender 66.3
Gravity 72.3
Splatting 48.9
57% 62.5 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
T-force TM8FP7001T 1TB
847GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EGFM13.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1941 2075 2083 2097 2098 2097 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
324% Outstanding
Read 1,417
Write 2,061
Mixed 1,539
SusWrite 2065
402% 1,770 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 76.1
256% 94.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,594
DQ Write 1,170
DQ Mixed 1,355
1,020% 1,373 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 324%
Great: 491%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$85
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 118 126 122 122 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 76.4
Write 136
Mixed 64
SusWrite 120
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.5
187% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 92%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$85
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 122 127 130 126 125 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 77
Write 112
Mixed 68
SusWrite 126
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.5
197% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 92%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$85
309GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 84 84 83 82 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
47.9% Average
Read 83.5
Write 81.2
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 83
53% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 89%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$170
336GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 76 76 77 76 76 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 49.8
Write 48.4
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 76.5
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
77% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 57%
WD Red 6TB (2014)-$180
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 166 169 167 169 166 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 155
Mixed 78.9
SusWrite 167
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
203% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 39
MC Write 41.3
MC Mixed 26.6
102% 35.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 43.9
SC Mixed 30.2
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%

 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 10,431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $269

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,249
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