MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics29.2% 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 Drive249% 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.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190306
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 03 '19 at 05:29
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Ryzen 5 1600-$113
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
69.7% Good
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 200
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 598
64% 496 Pts
64-Core 768
52% 768 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Relative performance (0th percentile)
29.2% Poor
Lighting 107
Reflection 107
Parallax 110
28% 108 fps
MRender 99.2
Gravity 109
Splatting 91.6
31% 99.9 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 779 623 623 600 604 601 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 2,501
Write 2,331
Mixed 1,640
SusWrite 638
397% 1,777 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 75
245% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 915
DQ Write 615
DQ Mixed 820
597% 783 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 249%
Great: 327%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$34
204GB free
Firmware: Z32070RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 244 115 115 115 115 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 420
Write 414
Mixed 359
SusWrite 187
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 17.7
97% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 28.8
78% 161 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 3000 MHz clocked @ 1500 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 36.1
MC Mixed 33.3
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 26.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 78.5
51% 78.5 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 99.8%
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 B450 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C02) Builds (Compare 19,391 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $564
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