MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.4% 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200609
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 17:34
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 590 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X-$310
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Memory 87.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 214
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 755
74% 592 Pts
64-Core 1,208
81% 1,208 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$200
CLim: 1545 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.4% Above average
Lighting 68.2
Reflection 68.8
Parallax 96.1
55% 77.7 fps
MRender 68.4
Gravity 75.9
Splatting 53
60% 65.8 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411030WD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 489
Write 413
Mixed 230
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 44.3
146% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 177
163% 250 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$51
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 203 203 203 204 207 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 152
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 202
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
126% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
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 way above expectations (90th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 42.5
MC Write 36.4
MC Mixed 33.3
107% 37.4 GB/s
SC Read 25.2
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 28.3
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) Builds (Compare 69,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $904
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