MSI B550-A PRO (MS-7C56)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.8% 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 Drive90.1% 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-7C56
MotherboardMSI B550-A PRO (MS-7C56)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200831
Uptime1 Days
Run DateNov 27 '20 at 20:40
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$309
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Memory 69.5
1-Core 134
2-Core 284
88% 162 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 939
88% 711 Pts
64-Core 1497
100% 1497 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.8% Below average
Lighting 42.3
Reflection 44
Parallax 39.3
34% 41.9 fps
MRender 36.8
Gravity 39.1
Splatting 34.2
31% 36.7 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB-$70
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 211 127 179 164 118 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 198
Mixed 240
SusWrite 173
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 34.7
150% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 222
196% 294 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 106%
Edge SE847 SSD 240GB
49GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 139 121 146 102 102 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 342
Write 244
Mixed 256
SusWrite 133
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 37.8
151% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 164
121% 158 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 75%
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB-$29
465GB free
Firmware: AX0A5A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 112
Write 111
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 113
67% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
67.8% Good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 26.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 25.3
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B550-A PRO (MS-7C56) Builds (Compare 10,604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 138%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO (MS-7C56)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $938
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