MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 128%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% 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 Drive265% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 15:02
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$175
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 92.6
SC Mixed 94
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 455
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 1,255
MC Float 1,302
MC Mixed 1,292
192% 1,283 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 93%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 446
Reflection 398
Parallax 418
135% 420 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 425
Splatting 259
136% 311 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 135%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$127
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 647 636 647 840 600 599 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
265% Outstanding
Read 2,574
Write 2,350
Mixed 1,494
SusWrite 662
395% 1,770 MB/s
4K Read 65.8
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 87.1
298% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 436
DQ Write 885
DQ Mixed 88.1
230% 470 MB/s
Poor: 199%
This bench: 265%
Great: 318%
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$130
223GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 280 250 283 291 287 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 486
Mixed 374
SusWrite 312
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 38.3
137% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 37.7
90% 179 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 93%
Great: 102%
Intel 520 Series 240GB-$190
223GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 204 193 172 177 200 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 412
Write 267
Mixed 271
SusWrite 194
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 44
159% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 42.9
74% 142 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 98%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
218GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 86 85 86 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 71.7
Write 75.7
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 85.5
89% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Flare X DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 43.8
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 32.4
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 25.2
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 31.1
94% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 81%
This bench: 102%
Great: 123%
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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 17,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $623
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