MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 81.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.3% 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)
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 (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191028
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '19 at 03:15
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Ryzen 5 3600-$185
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
1-Core 117
2-Core 195
75% 156 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 706
76% 591 Pts
64-Core 876
59% 876 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.66
Relative performance (0th percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 193
Reflection 169
Parallax 143
51% 168 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 125
42% 137 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$50
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 463
Write 438
Mixed 37.5
69% 313 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 38.9
139% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 198
141% 183 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 99%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
197GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 124 125 129 128 128 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 119
Write 104
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 126
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 8GB
7GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 13 13 13 13 13 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
12.3% Very poor
Read 26
Write 12.5
Mixed 9
SusWrite 12.6
18% 15 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 2.9
171% 3.93 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 12.3%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67.5% Good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 26.5
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 24.4
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B450 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C02) Builds (Compare 30,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $524
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