MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 24.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics59.5% 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 Drive202% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A34
MotherboardMSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)  (all builds)
Memory2.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170510
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 29 '18 at 14:40
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 5 1500X-$130
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
24.9% Poor
SC Int 34.6
SC Float 39
SC Mixed 37.2
30% 36.9 Pts
QC Int 118
QC Float 125
QC Mixed 117
27% 120 Pts
MC Int 193
MC Float 205
MC Mixed 194
30% 197 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Asus(1043 046A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Lighting 116
Reflection 138
Parallax 263
52% 173 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 171
Splatting 168
65% 154 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$99
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
202% Outstanding
Read 2,358
Write 1,177
Mixed 1,291
354% 1,609 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 18.6
112% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 85.2
DQ Write 82.7
DQ Mixed 19.2
32% 62.4 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 202%
Great: 236%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
408GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 147
Write 139
Mixed 162
113% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.36
97% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 82%
Great: 113%
Samsung HD503HI 500GB-$41
118GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 98.2
Write 106
Mixed 101
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.37
99% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 59%
WD WD1600JS-75NCB1 160GB
45GB free
Firmware: 10.02E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Read 48
Write 49.4
Mixed 48.5
37% 48.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.45
106% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
67.5% Good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 24.3
MC Mixed 25.7
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 15.2
41% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 108%
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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 1,158 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC (MS-7A34)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $627
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