MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
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. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C02
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191107
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 07 '20 at 12:19
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$160
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Memory 81.1
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
87% 154 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 780
74% 595 Pts
64-Core 968
65% 968 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$47
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 495
Write 345
Mixed 313
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 34.6
126% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 105
126% 221 MB/s
Poor: 47% Great: 79%
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
60GB free
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 465 467 466 462 52 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 407
Write 188
Mixed 364
SusWrite 372
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 35.3
132% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 167
160% 246 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
481GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 93 91 76 76 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 124
Write 99.2
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 82.8
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 34.1
88% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 31.8
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 78.5
51% 78.5 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 109%

 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 32,297 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $785
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