MSI B550-A PRO (MS-7C56)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics42.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive130% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210303
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateMar 17 '21 at 15:46
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600-$234
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Memory 84
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 821
79% 635 Pts
64-Core 1,100
74% 1,100 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.2.1
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.7% Average
Lighting 48.9
Reflection 60.9
Parallax 75.4
40% 61.7 fps
MRender 63.4
Gravity 56.7
Splatting 44.6
46% 54.9 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 870 Evo 250GB-$40
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 492 351 342 346 345 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 495
Mixed 456
SusWrite 388
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 65.9
219% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 376
282% 376 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 130%
Great: 130%
PNY CS900 120GB-$25
104GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 85 145 85 86 86 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 444
Mixed 374
SusWrite 123
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 39.4
161% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 197
177% 266 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
766GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 124 124 124 125 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 148
Write 115
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 124
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 36.8
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 27.1
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 38.7
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 107%

 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 6,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 123%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $972
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