MSI B550-A PRO (MS-7C56)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics44.3% 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 Drive31.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (99%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C56
MotherboardMSI B550-A PRO (MS-7C56)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201030
Uptime12 Days
Run DateMay 04 '21 at 00:54
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 99%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X-$305
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
16% Very poor
Memory 21.4
1-Core 17.3
2-Core 32.7
15% 23.8 Pts
4-Core 57.8
8-Core 101
10% 79.6 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 16%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
44.3% Average
Lighting 50.2
Reflection 65.9
Parallax 60.3
41% 58.8 fps
MRender 68.4
Gravity 58.7
Splatting 52.9
48% 60 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 25 60 32 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Read 353
Write 276
Mixed 150
SusWrite 60.2
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 11.2
4K Mixed 11.2
37% 11.2 MB/s
DQ Read 74.5
DQ Write 11.7
DQ Mixed 26.5
24% 37.6 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 56%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
830GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 140 168 173 146 158 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 164
Write 151
Mixed 105
SusWrite 147
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
52.9% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 25.6
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 10.9
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 310
13% 310 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 106%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B550-A PRO (MS-7C56) Builds (Compare 7,971 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 121%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO (MS-7C56)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $888
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