MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 135%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 137%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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.
Graphics134% 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 Drive113% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200721
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 20 '21 at 01:29
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%
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 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 94.6
1-Core 149
2-Core 290
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 1127
106% 857 Pts
64-Core 1,549
104% 1,549 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Zotac(19DA 2617) ≥ 4GB; ZOTAC
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
134% Outstanding
Lighting 181
Reflection 188
Parallax 163
146% 177 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 147
Splatting 129
120% 146 fps
Poor: 128%
This bench: 134%
Great: 166%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$199
699GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 470 379 393 401 398 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 472
Mixed 374
SusWrite 413
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 49.6
167% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 247
216% 321 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 113%
Great: 126%
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 2BC10006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 125 125 126 126 126 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 133
Write 63.7
Mixed 66
SusWrite 124
71% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.1
225% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 70%
WD My Book 1230 3TB
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.6 8.2 9.4 10 10 9.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
4.05% Terrible
Read 11.5
Write 9.7
Mixed 10.8
SusWrite 9.4
14% 10.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
7% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 4.05%
Great: 58%
USB SanDisk 3.2Gen1 250GB
2GB free, PID null
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 123
Write 46.5
Mixed 62.2
85% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.4
129% 2.63 MB/s
Poor: 13% Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$84
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
74.4% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.1
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 12 10 164 31.5" 1280 720 DELD0F4 DELL S3220DGF
Typical MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C80) Builds (Compare 7,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
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: $1,248
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