MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190306
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMay 28 '19 at 08:54
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 2600-$139
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Memory 78
1-Core 116
2-Core 222
79% 139 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 728
75% 589 Pts
64-Core 939
63% 939 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1270 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43.6% Average
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 172
Parallax 233
0% 135 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 162
Splatting 124
46% 141 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$64
508GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 31 27 32 27 27 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
23% Poor
Read 50.3
Write 51.1
Mixed 24.9
SusWrite 29.7
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
41% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 23%
Great: 64%
Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB-$60
336GB free
Firmware: SM28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 92 90 94 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 99.3
Write 92.2
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 92.3
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2
382% 2.87 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 26.8
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 84.3
48% 84.3 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B450 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C02) Builds (Compare 13,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $567
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