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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 76.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics19.7% 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 Drive34.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A38
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 13:58
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User EGY-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X-$160
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Memory 66.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 233
77% 139 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 690
74% 577 Pts
64-Core 694
47% 694 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Lighting 24.2
Reflection 26
Parallax 31.4
20% 27.2 fps
MRender 23.9
Gravity 24.8
Splatting 24
20% 24.2 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Burst 120GB
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 49 43 49 54 35 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
34.1% Below average
Read 289
Write 239
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 55.8
34% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 20.5
4K Mixed 20
37% 13.6 MB/s
DQ Read 90.4
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 153
113% 145 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 86%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
170GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 144 144 144 143 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 127
Write 125
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 143
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
42.4% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 14.2
42% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 13.9
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 110
36% 110 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 63%

 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 20,808 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $590
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