MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics42.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive85.8% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170622
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 03:09
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Ryzen 5 1400-$128
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
72.3% Very good
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 94.3
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 367
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 537
MC Mixed 534
79% 530 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
42.9% Average
Lighting 145
Reflection 120
Parallax 130
43% 132 fps
MRender 83.6
Gravity 126
Splatting 86.2
43% 98.4 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 509
Write 415
Mixed 411
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 22.7
128% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 39
DQ Write 73.1
DQ Mixed 22.7
27% 44.9 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 1200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 33.3
MC Mixed 30.8
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 23.6
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 92.1
43% 92.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) Builds (Compare 17,964 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $623
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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