MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 73.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200702
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 10:15
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$154
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Memory 76
1-Core 100
2-Core 197
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 650
65% 514 Pts
64-Core 843
57% 843 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1572 MHz, MLim: 1771 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 82.6
Reflection 94.5
Parallax 83.2
67% 86.8 fps
MRender 81.2
Gravity 82.3
Splatting 73.7
66% 79.1 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$66
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,854
Write 1,496
Mixed 535
285% 1,295 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 46.8
172% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 817
DQ Write 590
DQ Mixed 572
463% 660 MB/s
Poor: 135% Great: 234%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$90
23GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 138 130 133 137 140 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 63.2
Write 107
Mixed 65.3
SusWrite 130
67% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.5
197% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 92%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$146
4TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 203 195 201 204 197 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 58% Great: 108%
Nikon 61GB
43GB free, PID 0c55
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 205 209 210 210 209 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$300
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 33.1
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 23.3
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 27
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 88.4
45% 88.4 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34) Builds (Compare 789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $783
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