MSI A520M PRO (MS-7D14)

Performance Results

Gaming 52%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 54%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.9% 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 Drive100% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7D14
MotherboardMSI A520M PRO (MS-7D14)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200903
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 21:48
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$270
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Memory 75.8
1-Core 142
2-Core 277
91% 165 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 984
94% 756 Pts
64-Core 1,478
99% 1,478 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 466.47
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
54.9% Above average
Lighting 67.1
Reflection 68.9
Parallax 63.4
54% 66.5 fps
MRender 67.1
Gravity 69.3
Splatting 62.8
56% 66.4 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 444 445 455 462 460 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 386
Write 383
Mixed 330
SusWrite 440
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 38.4
148% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 169
161% 247 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 100%
Great: 100%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB
372GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 130 132 132 132 132 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 128
Write 129
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 130
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown AHD19S8G26S 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75% Very good
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 29.6
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 23.5
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 29.5
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 88.7
45% 88.7 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 75%
Great: 94%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical A520M PRO (MS-7D14) Builds (Compare 268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: MSI A520M PRO (MS-7D14)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $510
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