MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (4th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 96 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 77.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191107
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '20 at 03:00
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Ryzen 5 3600-$175
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
77.3% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 217
80% 167 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 702
71% 564 Pts
64-Core 967
65% 967 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 95%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$51
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.9 2.2 11 38 15 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 83.9
Write 54.5
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 21.2
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
94% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.2% Good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 17.5
MC Mixed 24.3
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 14.2
SC Mixed 21
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 111
36% 111 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $863
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