MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.7% 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 Drive118% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '19 at 08:40
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU 13%

 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-$140
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.5% Good
Memory 68.6
1-Core 101
2-Core 192
69% 121 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 672
64% 514 Pts
64-Core 929
62% 929 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Lighting 197
Reflection 175
Parallax 199
52% 190 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 194
Splatting 127
54% 157 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB-$59
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 253 275 267 275 177 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 926
Write 276
Mixed 274
SusWrite 262
95% 435 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 38.5
144% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 513
DQ Write 447
DQ Mixed 464
352% 475 MB/s
Poor: 93%
This bench: 118%
Great: 186%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
164GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 222 226 224 224 224 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 442
Mixed 336
SusWrite 247
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 53.6
179% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 339
264% 362 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 116%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$67
23GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 80 80 81 79 79 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 130
Write 104
Mixed 106
SusWrite 81.5
24% 105 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 24.6
102% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 94.3
76% 107 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 74%
WD Green 2TB (2009)-$81
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 95 97 97 96 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 88
Write 93.8
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 94.8
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
78.2% Very good
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 27.4
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 102%

 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 43,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $560
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