MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive47.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20190617
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 11:42
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X-$210
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Memory 71.6
1-Core 143
2-Core 253
87% 156 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 921
90% 722 Pts
64-Core 1,124
76% 1,124 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 93%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$31
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 47 138 123 139 119 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 454
Write 371
Mixed 330
SusWrite 134
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 34.1
4K Mixed 18.7
63% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 42.3
DQ Write 22.2
DQ Mixed 42.5
29% 35.7 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
69.2% Good
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 27
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 24.6
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 97.7
41% 97.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $570
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