MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics56.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive62.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190116
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 08 '19 at 20:15
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 731
81% 626 Pts
64-Core 750
50% 750 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 175
Parallax 282
58% 224 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 214
Splatting 128
53% 162 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 184 74 89 193 220 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 347
Write 85.2
Mixed 122
SusWrite 164
40% 180 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 19.3
95% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 66.5
92% 174 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 85%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
52GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,955
Write 1504
Mixed 750
309% 1,403 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 58.1
230% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,098
DQ Write 1,298
DQ Mixed 714
672% 1,037 MB/s
Poor: 149% Great: 237%
WD WD10EAVS-00D7B1 1TB
832GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 84 84 83 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
48.2% Average
Read 84.3
Write 79.8
Mixed 51.5
SusWrite 83.2
55% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.6% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 21
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 22.9
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) Builds (Compare 3,551 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $984
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $196AMD RX 580 $167Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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