MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 97.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive191% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210419
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 06 '21 at 22:18
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 1660 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$304
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Memory 95
1-Core 148
2-Core 295
101% 180 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 1,040
98% 790 Pts
64-Core 1,576
106% 1,576 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2295 MHz, MLim: 2313 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
71.8% Very good
Lighting 91.4
Reflection 114
Parallax 70.9
74% 91.9 fps
MRender 77.3
Gravity 87.6
Splatting 80.3
69% 81.7 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$82
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 691 692 693 696 682 680 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
191% Outstanding
Read 777
Write 678
Mixed 696
SusWrite 689
160% 710 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 81.6
268% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 830
DQ Write 716
DQ Mixed 1,069
720% 872 MB/s
Poor: 211%
This bench: 191%
Great: 333%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$94
426GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 485 484 488 116 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 481
Mixed 423
SusWrite 356
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 46.6
161% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 354
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 108%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$330
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 39.3
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 30.6
106% 37 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 45.6
SC Mixed 30.8
92% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%

 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 7,411 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,243
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