MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180319
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 20:18
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 7 1700-$203
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 101
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 390
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 1,073
MC Float 1,111
MC Mixed 1,130
166% 1,105 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 294
Reflection 310
Parallax 352
98% 319 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 333
Splatting 227
111% 257 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 105%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 510
Write 398
Mixed 416
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 36
127% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 55.2
60% 102 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 135%
Kingston HyperX Fury 3.0 16GB
15GB free, PID 16a5
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
17.3% Very poor
Read 39.2
Write 28.9
Mixed 23.9
37% 30.7 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 0.78
4K Mixed 0.35
85% 4.57 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$175
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
MC Read 39.6
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 33.5
97% 34.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 79.8
50% 79.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 109%
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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 ARCTIC (MS-7A34) Builds (Compare 1,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $690
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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