MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics33.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive227% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A38
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '20 at 10:32
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Ryzen 5 3600-$175
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 860
87% 687 Pts
64-Core 1,070
72% 1,070 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 81.7
Parallax 127
27% 104 fps
MRender 88.2
Gravity 125
Splatting 80.9
34% 97.9 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 512GB
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1227 493 496 501 500 501 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 1128
Write 2,043
Mixed 1,386
SusWrite 620
293% 1,294 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 83.2
300% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1183
DQ Write 1,144
DQ Mixed 1,322
949% 1,216 MB/s
Poor: 131%
This bench: 227%
Great: 235%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$90
796GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 65 68 68 69 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 98.7
Write 95
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 67.4
63% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 34.9
90% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 25.9
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 35
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $429
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