MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.8% 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 Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170622
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 10 '17 at 05:07
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 7 1700-$191
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
SC Int 104
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 370
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 1,088
MC Float 1,110
MC Mixed 1,100
165% 1,099 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2982) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Lighting 230
Reflection 177
Parallax 108
58% 172 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 105
Splatting 149
51% 125 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 87%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX7000 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CB1.1.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 1,187
Write 553
Mixed 675
177% 805 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 15.4
99% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 15.4
32% 60.8 MB/s
Poor: 97%
This bench: 114%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 23.3
65% 22.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 18.5
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 107
37% 107 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 93%
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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 960 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $722
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