MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics29.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170510
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateAug 08 '18 at 19:41
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 28%
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 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 1400-$135
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
60.2% Good
Memory 69
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 158
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 435
46% 356 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$145
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
29.4% Poor
Lighting 37.4
Reflection 28.9
Parallax 35.8
30% 34 fps
MRender 36.3
Gravity 35.7
Splatting 34.3
22% 35.4 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
562GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 91 78 95 105 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 118
Write 117
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 85.1
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
162GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 145 143 144 144 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Read 151
Write 136
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 144
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown IM48GU48A32-GIISMZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
69.1% Good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 23.6
MC Mixed 25.1
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 21.1
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 109%

 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 528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $764
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