MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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 63%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.6% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 08:13
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 46%

 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 1400-$130
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
63% Good
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 98.1
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 281
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 546
MC Float 565
MC Mixed 561
84% 557 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
MSI(1462 3050) 2GB
CLim: 955 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Lighting 100
Reflection 79.7
Parallax 128
34% 103 fps
MRender 58.1
Gravity 84
Splatting 83.1
32% 75.1 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 2TB
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MZ4OAAB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 88.5
Write 113
Mixed 84.8
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.09
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.07
32% 0.42 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$70
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 1200 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 13.8
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 15.3
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 48%
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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 15,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $756
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