MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.3% 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)
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 20:14
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X-$200
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
83% Excellent
Memory 82.9
1-Core 121
2-Core 235
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 725
74% 586 Pts
64-Core 971
65% 971 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.3% Above average
Lighting 61.5
Reflection 81.1
Parallax 57.4
50% 66.7 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 62.6
Splatting 56.1
51% 61.8 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 134 92 95 61 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 470
Mixed 443
SusWrite 135
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 55.5
184% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 367
277% 371 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 102%
Great: 128%
Kingston A400 480GB-$55
11GB free
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 399
Write 200
Mixed 312
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 35.8
133% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 170
162% 249 MB/s
Poor: 40% Great: 103%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
45GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 117 113 150 144 138 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 76.4
Write 108
Mixed 111
SusWrite 133
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
246% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$171
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 41.7
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 33.7
109% 38 GB/s
SC Read 27.5
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 30.5
92% 32.2 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 105%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 24: 2R 3G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
24% 11% 90 216 29 165 24.5" 1920 1080 AUS25A4 VG258
History:
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Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $684
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