MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 72.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.4% 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)
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 20:39
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU 17%
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 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$183
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Memory 72.3
1-Core 107
2-Core 209
74% 130 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 656
66% 522 Pts
64-Core 922
62% 922 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (99th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (70 fps cap detected)
56.4% Above average
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 70.1
Parallax 66.7
58% 69.1 fps
MRender 71.1
Gravity 69
Splatting 71.9
43% 70.7 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$34
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 494
Write 458
Mixed 441
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 46.1
152% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 276
232% 335 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
914GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 194 195 192 196 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 99.5
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 194
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G4D30AETA.K16FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.6% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 25.5
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 21.2
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 96.1
42% 96.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 107%

 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 19,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $621
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