MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 92%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190705
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateNov 14 '19 at 19:24
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
Watch Gameplay: 1660 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600-$205
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Memory 85.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 269
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 860
88% 694 Pts
64-Core 1,085
73% 1,085 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$217
CLim: 2220 MHz, MLim: 2014 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
63.8% Good
Lighting 286
Reflection 225
Parallax 239
75% 250 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 238
Splatting 178
64% 187 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 67%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$39
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPDA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 64 65 63 61 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
49% Average
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 63.7
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
385% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 49%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$59
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 34.6
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 26.5
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 35.3
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 108%

 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 15,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $587
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