MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 63.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.8% 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)
Boot Drive250% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190722
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateAug 23 '19 at 10:29
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Ryzen 5 2600-$129
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.2% Good
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 181
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 660
63% 507 Pts
64-Core 913
61% 913 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$166
MSI(1462 8A92) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.8.1
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Lighting 203
Reflection 173
Parallax 272
55% 216 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 203
Splatting 127
52% 158 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$90
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1054 367 366 365 367 365 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
250% Outstanding
Read 2,443
Write 2188
Mixed 1,502
SusWrite 480
368% 1,653 MB/s
4K Read 58
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 79.1
270% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 872
654% 874 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 250%
Great: 280%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$130
797GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 35 36 37 37 37 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 82% Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C15 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3000 MHz clocked @ 1500 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
MC Read 39.2
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 32.6
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 23.2
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 103%
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 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 21,777 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $555
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