MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 75.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.8% 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 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170913
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:12
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$167
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
75.7% Very good
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 98.4
79% 99 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 364
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 752
MC Float 795
MC Mixed 756
115% 768 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
41.8% Average
Lighting 147
Reflection 121
Parallax 128
43% 132 fps
MRender 75.5
Gravity 123
Splatting 81.6
41% 93.5 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
824GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 157
Mixed 150
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.24
122% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
68.2% Good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 25.2
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 20
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 103%
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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 11,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $866
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