MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 90.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210201
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 20 '21 at 19:41
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11600K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Memory 82.8
1-Core 180
2-Core 287
104% 183 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 952
93% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,254
84% 1,254 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$45
674GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA8K0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 97 127 131 131 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 127
Write 128
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 122
74% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 32GB-$6
24GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 140
Write 99.9
Mixed 107
142% 116 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 3.3
241% 3.97 MB/s
Poor: 11% Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BL16G32C16U4B.M16FE 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
73.9% Very good
MC Read 33.8
MC Write 24.5
MC Mixed 20.2
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 25.1
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 117%

 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 7,560 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,248
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