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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 87.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A38
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 22:37
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU6%
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 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X-$167
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Memory 89.6
1-Core 118
2-Core 233
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 732
76% 597 Pts
64-Core 971
65% 971 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$170
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 195
Parallax 224
60% 216 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 210
Splatting 127
57% 159 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 57%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$38
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 55 79 95 95 87 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
55% Above average
Read 112
Write 101
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 79.9
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 55%
Great: 70%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$35
445GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 104 103 102 104 103 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 111
Write 111
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 102
70% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
113% Outstanding
MC Read 45.4
MC Write 41.2
MC Mixed 36.9
118% 41.2 GB/s
SC Read 27.7
SC Write 40.9
SC Mixed 32.4
96% 33.7 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 113%
Great: 114%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38) Builds (Compare 10,999 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $516
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