MSI A88XM-E45 V2 (MS-7721)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 24%
Desktop 29%
Workstation 23%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics30.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7721
MotherboardMSI A88XM-E45 V2 (MS-7721)  (all builds)
Memory15.7 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160810
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:38
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD A8-7600 APU (2014 D.Ka)
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
33.4% Below average
SC Int 54.3
SC Float 47.6
SC Mixed 43.9
39% 48.6 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 157
QC Mixed 176
39% 171 Pts
MC Int 210
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 190
28% 189 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$120
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Lighting 97
Reflection 63.3
Parallax 79.4
28% 79.9 fps
MRender 73.4
Gravity 84.8
Splatting 63.7
32% 74 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 187
Write 101
Mixed 114
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.24
4K Write 0.81
4K Mixed 0.06
32% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 F3-12800CL9-2GBRL CML16GX3M2A1600C10 F3-12800CL9-2GBRL 20GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
8192, 2048, 8192, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
29.5% Poor
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 8.2
MC Mixed 12
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 3.9
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8
17% 6.1 GB/s
Latency 148
27% 148 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical A88XM-E45 V2 (MS-7721) Builds (Compare 180 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 25%

Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E45 V2 (MS-7721)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $198
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