MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics48.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive111% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C80
MotherboardMSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK  (all builds)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 17 '21 at 19:21
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10900K-$500
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 95.4
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 609
8-Core 1192
111% 900 Pts
64-Core 2,033
136% 2,033 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
48.2% Average
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.6
48% 59.7 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 59.7
48% 59.7 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$250
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 323 284 277 261 299 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 482
Mixed 397
SusWrite 300
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 55.2
183% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 244
213% 317 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 111%
Great: 124%
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1603 848 848 849 850 850 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 1,552
Write 1,685
Mixed 1321
SusWrite 975
311% 1,383 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 70.1
243% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,130
DQ Write 885
DQ Mixed 1,069
783% 1,028 MB/s
Poor: 175%
This bench: 242%
Great: 271%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$151
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 170 172 172 172 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 73.9
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 171
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.1
174% 1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 99%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$95
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 165 165 166 167 166 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 167
Mixed 102
SusWrite 166
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 100%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 30.1
104% 36.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 45.5
SC Mixed 32.1
94% 32.9 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 117%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 25: 3R 2G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
25% 17% 52 109 6 60 34.1" 3440 1440 ACI3433 ROG PG348Q
History:
Typical MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C80) Builds (Compare 8,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,214
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