MSI B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 91.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics5.57% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive309% 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-7C88
MotherboardMSI B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '21 at 19:37
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-10100-$155
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Memory 90.5
1-Core 131
2-Core 256
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 699
78% 598 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7C88) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
5.57% Terrible
Lighting 6.6
Reflection 7
Parallax 7.9
5% 7.17 fps
MRender 10.3
Gravity 6.6
Splatting 12.9
6% 9.93 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.57%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$75
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1985 813 814 808 808 811 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
309% Outstanding
Read 2,562
Write 2432
Mixed 1,560
SusWrite 1,007
422% 1,890 MB/s
4K Read 68.9
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 95.2
322% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,166
DQ Write 855
DQ Mixed 1,046
772% 1,022 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 309%
Great: 330%
Hitachi HDS721075CLA332 750GB-$299
649GB free
Firmware: JP3OA3GH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 133 123 135 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 135
Write 132
Mixed 67
SusWrite 131
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.9% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 20.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.8
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88) Builds (Compare 4,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $609
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