MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 156%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 132%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics126% 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 Drive344% 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.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B18
MotherboardMSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18)  (all builds)
Memory29.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 23:16
Run Duration192 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$356
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 149
2-Core 296
105% 222 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 1,123
105% 851 Pts
64-Core 1,130
76% 1,130 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$700
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 508
Reflection 424
Parallax 513
133% 481 fps
MRender 392
Gravity 442
Splatting 255
127% 363 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 126%
Great: 134%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
743GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1500 1741 2281 2199 2000 2010 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
344% Outstanding
Read 2,465
Write 2,331
Mixed 1,134
SusWrite 1,955
442% 1,971 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 61.6
214% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 1,906
DQ Write 825
DQ Mixed 854
768% 1,195 MB/s
Poor: 128%
This bench: 344%
Great: 380%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
432GB free
Firmware: 1.0.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 783 546 547 546 545 546 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Read 1,074
Write 899
Mixed 550
SusWrite 586
174% 777 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 50.8
182% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 463
DQ Write 548
DQ Mixed 288
277% 433 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 157%
Great: 319%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$161
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 41.7
MC Write 42.1
MC Mixed 34.9
113% 39.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 45.8
SC Mixed 32
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
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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 6,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B18) - $156

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $997
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HDDRAMUSB
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