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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 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 71.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.8% 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)
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A38
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191029
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateNov 24 '20 at 19:16
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 17%
Watch Gameplay: 590 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$189
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Memory 74.7
1-Core 110
2-Core 201
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 650
63% 506 Pts
64-Core 741
50% 741 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$200
CLim: 1545 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.11.1
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.8% Poor
Lighting 29.8
Reflection 26.7
Parallax 29.3
24% 28.6 fps
MRender 34.3
Gravity 37.6
Splatting 27.1
30% 33 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$60
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,184
Write 982
Mixed 1,371
333% 1,512 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 66.9
211% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 850
DQ Write 591
DQ Mixed 802
576% 747 MB/s
Poor: 157% Great: 290%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$52
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 180 189 189 188 186 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 118
Write 164
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 186
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0
94% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 25.9
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 19.6
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 91
44% 91 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 107%

 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 15,152 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $538
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