MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 74.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200609
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateJul 04 '21 at 13:41
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600-$270
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Memory 69.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 221
78% 138 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 610
67% 518 Pts
64-Core 906
61% 906 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
60.4% Good
Lighting 78.3
Reflection 79
Parallax 73.6
63% 77 fps
MRender 96.9
Gravity 66
Splatting 63.1
57% 75.3 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$75
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,336
Write 951
Mixed 1,571
356% 1,619 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66
237% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1111
DQ Write 924
DQ Mixed 1034
770% 1,023 MB/s
Poor: 188% Great: 321%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 200 201 201 200 200 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 216
Mixed 103
SusWrite 200
130% 177 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 112%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.7% Good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 24.5
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 21
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 28: 0R 5G 13B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
28% 51% 35 233 103 165 24" 1920 1080 AUS24AC VG248
Typical B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) Builds (Compare 81,257 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $937
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