MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.3% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200609
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 22:51
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%
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 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 3600-$200
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Memory 82.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 239
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 719
74% 581 Pts
64-Core 870
58% 870 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2310 MHz, MLim: 2325 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
66.3% Good
Lighting 81.7
Reflection 104
Parallax 63.9
66% 83.3 fps
MRender 74.3
Gravity 84.3
Splatting 70.2
67% 76.3 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 140 140 150 128 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 445
Mixed 301
SusWrite 159
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 41.5
158% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 243
195% 275 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 34.4
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 29.9
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 76.8
52% 76.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $854
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