MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 45.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics38.6% 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 (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170510
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:19
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$130
AM4, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
45.1% Average
SC Int 72.6
SC Float 82.1
SC Mixed 76
62% 76.9 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 202
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 308
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 305
47% 316 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
38.6% Below average
Lighting 128
Reflection 102
Parallax 118
38% 116 fps
MRender 81.2
Gravity 111
Splatting 75.7
39% 89.4 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 84 82 132 111 130 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 145
Write 141
Mixed 32
SusWrite 110
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 73%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 196 201 202 201 201 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 146
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 199
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 109%
Great: 116%
SanDisk Cruzer 128GB
73GB free, PID 5530
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.8 7.6 1 7.4 1 6 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
9.08% Terrible
Read 24
Write 3.2
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 4
10% 9.93 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.5
108% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.08%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
34.3% Below average
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 12.3
36% 12.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 8
25% 8.83 GB/s
Latency 150
27% 150 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 43%
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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 1,249 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: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $574
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