MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170510
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 23:44
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X-$173
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
71.7% Very good
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 346
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 596
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 590
89% 595 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Asus(1043 046A) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
68.6% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 154
Parallax 274
72% 213 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 174
Splatting 171
66% 156 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
694GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 131
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.25
93% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 107%
WD WD1600JS-75NCB1 160GB
110GB free
Firmware: 10.02E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
31.8% Below average
Read 54.6
Write 56
Mixed 57.8
42% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.36
76% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 34%
Samsung HD503HI 500GB-$44
101GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
43.9% Average
Read 81.2
Write 71.7
Mixed 91.4
62% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.3
78% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
79.4% Very good
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 27.4
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 22.4
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $814
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