MSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C81)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics143% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive209% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C81
MotherboardMSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C81)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 18:29
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 20%
Watch Gameplay: 3070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400F-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 92
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 693
68% 540 Pts
64-Core 984
66% 984 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Nvidia(10DE 146B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
143% Outstanding
Lighting 203
Reflection 253
Parallax 169
164% 208 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 140
Splatting 134
119% 154 fps
Poor: 130%
This bench: 143%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 665 536 530 542 545 542 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
209% Outstanding
Read 1,587
Write 1,607
Mixed 1,213
SusWrite 560
278% 1,242 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 79.8
271% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 465
DQ Mixed 290
304% 508 MB/s
Poor: 122%
This bench: 209%
Great: 277%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$142
149GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1521 1262 1258 1262 1262 1151 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
293% Outstanding
Read 2,432
Write 2,277
Mixed 1,674
SusWrite 1,286
430% 1,917 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 71.8
257% 89.8 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 813
DQ Mixed 914
671% 879 MB/s
Poor: 224%
This bench: 293%
Great: 365%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 22
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 23.6
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAG B460 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C81) Builds (Compare 1,672 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C81)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $569
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