MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 72.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive80.4% 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.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190917
Uptime1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '19 at 22:12
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Ryzen 5 2600-$110
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
72.5% Very good
1-Core 112
2-Core 216
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 686
67% 538 Pts
64-Core 918
62% 918 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$165
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 183
Parallax 282
0% 155 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 211
Splatting 132
58% 163 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$22
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 142 77 52 66 65 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 479
Write 368
Mixed 329
SusWrite 87
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 33.1
144% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 178
165% 250 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 81%
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
144GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 200 205 202 200 204 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 409
Write 359
Mixed 366
SusWrite 215
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 41.7
149% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 211
185% 273 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
79.9% Very good
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 26.9
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.4
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 84.7
47% 84.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 109%
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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 MAX (MS-7C02) Builds (Compare 4,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $727
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