MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics93.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive210% 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.
Very high background CPU (87%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory7.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 10 '19 at 11:42
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User HKG-User
Background CPU 87%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-9700K-$400
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 539
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 862
MC Float 1,020
MC Mixed 946
141% 943 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 108%
Great: 126%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$530
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Lighting 376
Reflection 164
Parallax 380
117% 306 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 163
Splatting 235
76% 187 fps
Poor: 100%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 146%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018)
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1068 815 845 849 846 847 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
210% Outstanding
Read 1,438
Write 1,378
Mixed 1,348
SusWrite 878
284% 1,261 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 47.5
164% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,336
DQ Write 842
DQ Mixed 1,077
806% 1,085 MB/s
Poor: 180%
This bench: 210%
Great: 281%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 26.9
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 27.4
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 108%
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 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 622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 148% - Outstanding Total price: $911
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