MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive82.8% 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170215
Uptime10.4 Days
Run DateOct 29 '17 at 23:05
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$160
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
62.6% Good
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 96.6
SC Mixed 93.8
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 318
QC Mixed 293
68% 302 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 496
71% 476 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
28GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 508
Write 405
Mixed 412
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 22
116% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 39
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 21.3
34% 61.8 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$46
675GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 138
Mixed 135
114% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.43
4K Mixed 0.29
117% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D2 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1200 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 26.2
78% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 15.2
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 95%
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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 6,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $804
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