MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180927
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 23:38
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$109
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 401
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 829
MC Float 859
MC Mixed 831
126% 840 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
41.2% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 116
Parallax 126
41% 126 fps
MRender 82.6
Gravity 120
Splatting 84.2
41% 95.5 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX500 240GB-$29
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,522
Write 4,247
Mixed 4,855
1,085% 4,875 MB/s
4K Read 296
4K Write 265
4K Mixed 272
938% 278 MB/s
DQ Read 902
DQ Write 793
DQ Mixed 842
633% 846 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 103%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$23
218GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 68 70 70 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 60.7
Write 62.8
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 69.1
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 70%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$39
416GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 75 76 75 76 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
42.8% Average
Read 74.2
Write 72.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 75.1
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 44%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$6
29GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 16 14 14 14 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
21.6% Poor
Read 96.7
Write 37
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 16.5
56% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1.4
96% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 21.6%
Great: 26%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$116
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2933 MHz clocked @ 1467 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 41.2
MC Write 39.7
MC Mixed 33.5
109% 38.1 GB/s
SC Read 24.7
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 29.9
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 81.9
49% 81.9 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) Builds (Compare 23,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $608
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