MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 94.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory19.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 28 '21 at 00:45
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 17%
Watch Gameplay: 2060 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$360
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Memory 83.6
1-Core 143
2-Core 286
95% 171 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 994
98% 780 Pts
64-Core 1,456
98% 1,456 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Gigabyte(1458 3FC1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
37.3% Below average
Lighting 0.6
Reflection 125
Parallax 113
0% 79.4 fps
MRender 98
Gravity 99.5
Splatting 95.8
80% 97.8 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 95%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SABRENT 1TB
900GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT343.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2362 2506 1141 1075 986 1005 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 3x8GB
3 of 4 slots used
24GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
43.9% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 12.6
42% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 74.2
54% 74.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 83%

 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 10,379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,229
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