MSI A88XM-E45 (MS-7721)

Performance Results

Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 19%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 11.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.64% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive59.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7721
MotherboardMSI A88XM-E45 (MS-7721)  (all builds)
Memory0.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140318
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateDec 31 '16 at 16:58
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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 A6-5400K APU-$72
P0, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
11.8% Very poor
SC Int 23.5
SC Float 23.4
SC Mixed 17.8
17% 21.6 Pts
QC Int 39
QC Float 44.6
QC Mixed 55.4
10% 46.3 Pts
MC Int 86.4
MC Float 84.9
MC Mixed 87.6
13% 86.3 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 11.8%
Great: 33%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6450
Gigabyte(1458 2549) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
1.64% Terrible
Lighting 6
Reflection 6.4
Parallax 6.1
2% 6.17 fps
MRender 1.9
Gravity 4.6
Splatting 3.8
2% 3.43 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.64%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB-$149
53GB free
Firmware: R131 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 432
Write 271
Mixed 312
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 36.8
4K Mixed 11.7
59% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 43
69% 134 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 100%
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$38
260GB free
Firmware: SM11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 88.7
Write 71.1
Mixed 86.9
62% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 5.18
4K Mixed 0.54
178% 2.08 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair ValueSelect DDR3 1600 C11 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
19.3% Very poor
MC Read 8.6
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 6.4
18% 6.37 GB/s
SC Read 5.1
SC Write 1.8
SC Mixed 2.3
9% 3.07 GB/s
Latency 86.2
46% 86.2 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 34%
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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 (MS-7721) Builds (Compare 162 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 25%

Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E45 (MS-7721) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $335
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