MSI A520M-A PRO (MS-7C96)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics28.3% 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 Drive72.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C96
MotherboardMSI A520M-A PRO (MS-7C96)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20230306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '23 at 23:29
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
AMD Ryzen 5 4500
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
89% Excellent
Memory 78.1
1-Core 140
2-Core 279
89% 166 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 822
84% 679 Pts
64-Core 995
62% 995 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$59
Nvidia(10DE 1C82) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 536.23
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
28.3% Poor
Lighting 39.6
Reflection 44.8
Parallax 40.6
32% 41.7 fps
MRender 0.1
Gravity 41.8
Splatting 30.1
21% 24 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 33%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Kingston SA400M8120G 120GB
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 112 75 102 73 44 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 470
Write 277
Mixed 340
SusWrite 108
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 30.8
121% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 175
149% 217 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
144GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 84 84 84 82 86 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 154
Write 113
Mixed 88.4
SusWrite 83.4
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
39GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 164 154 124 161 166 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 102
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 155
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Unknown BA08G3200D4TP16 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 41.4
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 36.9
105% 36.9 GB/s
SC Read 25
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 28.6
90% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 84.1
48% 84.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 102%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 33: 0P 5R 2G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
33% 10% 91 216 59 60 20" 1280 720 IOD1484 LCD-AD202X-P
Typical A520M-A PRO (MS-7C96) Builds (Compare 1,809 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI A520M-A PRO (MS-7C96)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $176
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