MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.8% 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)
Boot Drive193% 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180921
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateNov 23 '20 at 05:43
Run Duration235 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X-$193
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Memory 83.7
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 653
66% 524 Pts
64-Core 882
59% 882 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Gigabyte(1458 3670) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.8% Average
Lighting 62.2
Reflection 63.3
Parallax 55.2
50% 60.2 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 60.3
Splatting 52
49% 59.6 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$55
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 906 431 434 435 434 436 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
193% Outstanding
Read 1,500
Write 1,606
Mixed 1,205
SusWrite 513
270% 1,206 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 61.8
204% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 693
DQ Mixed 837
628% 844 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 193%
Great: 237%
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$196
143GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 167 167 167 134 167 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 462
Write 468
Mixed 356
SusWrite 178
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 31
114% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 193
191% 304 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 94%
OCZ ARC 100 240GB-$120
78GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 381 417 385 419 382 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 392
Write 409
Mixed 304
SusWrite 400
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 33.2
116% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 256
212% 302 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$52
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 169 170 175 135 174 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 32.3
Write 83.5
Mixed 11
SusWrite 146
49% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
62% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 51%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$83
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3333 MHz clocked @ 1667 MHz
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 32.5
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.9
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 89.9%
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 22,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $662
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