MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 80.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 00:09
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 1600-$200
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 99.5
78% 98.1 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 390
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 828
MC Float 857
MC Mixed 852
127% 846 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$120
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
36% Below average
Lighting 109
Reflection 68.7
Parallax 117
35% 98.2 fps
MRender 80.6
Gravity 101
Splatting 76.6
37% 86.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
799GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 155
Mixed 146
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.31
117% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 26.1
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 21.6
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) Builds (Compare 6,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $855
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