MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 89.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36.6% 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.
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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170727
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 06:33
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 1600X-$179
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 430
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 882
MC Float 940
MC Mixed 914
137% 912 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
Sapphire(174B E270) 2GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
36.6% Below average
Lighting 115
Reflection 89
Parallax 143
39% 116 fps
MRender 63.8
Gravity 94.6
Splatting 91
35% 83.1 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB-$61
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
45.4% Average
Read 85.6
Write 72.6
Mixed 75.3
59% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.28
68% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04JEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 1200 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 28.2
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 25.5
76% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 90.3
44% 90.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 90%
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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 15,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $727
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