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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics25.2% 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 Drive29.5% 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 (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7A38
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191107
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 10 '21 at 23:57
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 53%
Watch Gameplay: 1650S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3500-$140
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
58.2% Above average
Memory 64
1-Core 90
2-Core 203
66% 119 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 597
54% 439 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$520
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3100 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.63
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
25.2% Poor
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 99.8
Parallax 66.9
0% 55.6 fps
MRender 60.2
Gravity 68.7
Splatting 55
54% 61.3 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Maxtor Z1 SSD 240GB
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STKSF010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 67 69 33 24 70 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
29.5% Poor
Read 205
Write 101
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 63.6
25% 115 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 26.6
4K Mixed 9.3
56% 18.6 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 23.1
DQ Mixed 22.8
17% 23.3 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 86%
Kingston A400 240GB-$35
56GB free
Firmware: SBFKJ4.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 467 471 472 472 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 426
Write 461
Mixed 400
SusWrite 471
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 41
148% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 198
178% 264 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 105%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$35
252GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 148 147 148 146 148 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 118
Write 126
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 147
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 24.1
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 19.5
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 116
34% 116 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 65%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $577
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