MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics38.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170427
Uptime7 Days
Run DateFeb 19 '21 at 15:08
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%
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 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 1600-$163
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
66.4% Good
Memory 68.6
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 192
69% 120 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 599
59% 472 Pts
64-Core 777
52% 777 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
38.3% Below average
Lighting 45.5
Reflection 60.7
Parallax 66.8
37% 57.7 fps
MRender 59
Gravity 48
Splatting 43.2
40% 50.1 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 295 267 250 235 224 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 475
Mixed 402
SusWrite 276
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 48.2
161% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 357
269% 359 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 102%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
716GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 191 189 187 190 190 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 182
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 189
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
67.5% Good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 25.4
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 89%

 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 10,823 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $716
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