MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC(MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 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 65.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (71%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC(MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170510
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 03:00
Run Duration60 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 71%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 1500X-$185
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.2% Good
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 95.5
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 309
QC Mixed 300
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 602
88% 589 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 84%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$67
474GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 141
Write 140
Mixed 134
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.17
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.26
75% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 31.9
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 18.7
56% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 96.9
41% 96.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 94%
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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 ARCTIC(MS-7A34) Builds (Compare 422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC(MS-7A34)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $704
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