MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics70.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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
4 months ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170622
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 00:38
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X-$193
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
66% Good
Memory 70.3
1-Core 103
2-Core 186
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 498
53% 416 Pts
64-Core 555
37% 555 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$230
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
70.1% Very good
Lighting 273
Reflection 218
Parallax 252
72% 248 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 236
Splatting 177
70% 220 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$78
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 495
Write 453
Mixed 238
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 13.2
4K Write 31.1
4K Mixed 19.5
62% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 19.8
DQ Mixed 57.8
71% 134 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
80GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 70 79 98 95 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
52.7% Above average
Read 94.7
Write 93.7
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 88.4
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
74.6% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 27
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 21.5
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 97%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) Builds (Compare 7,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $659
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