MSI B450 Tomahawk

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 95.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive250% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190617
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '19 at 05:13
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X-$239
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
1-Core 138
2-Core 271
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 539
8-Core 896
91% 718 Pts
64-Core 1,111
75% 1,111 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
99% Outstanding
Lighting 392
Reflection 372
Parallax 394
101% 386 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 391
Splatting 244
96% 290 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 99%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 760p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$49
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 269 287 272 272 273 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
250% Outstanding
Read 2,242
Write 1,216
Mixed 1,138
SusWrite 302
270% 1,225 MB/s
4K Read 69.7
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 95
328% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 804
DQ Write 993
DQ Mixed 646
557% 814 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 250%
Great: 238%
General UDisk 2TB
28GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.1 2.1 2.4 2.5 1.9 1.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
1.98% Terrible
Read 10
Write 2
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 2.1
4% 4.15 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
1% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.98%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 35.3
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 26.4
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 34.9
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 113%
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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 21,968 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $571
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