MSI B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics18.8% 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)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C88
MotherboardMSI B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88)  (all builds)
Memory0.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200603
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 13 '21 at 19:05
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400F-$174
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Memory 82.3
1-Core 120
2-Core 233
83% 145 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 735
73% 578 Pts
64-Core 911
61% 911 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
Gigabyte(1458 3649) 2GB
CLim: 1437 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
Lighting 22.5
Reflection 18.8
Parallax 21.3
18% 20.9 fps
MRender 24.8
Gravity 24
Splatting 17.3
19% 22 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 120GB-$35
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: XA003R17
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 446
Write 384
Mixed 333
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 33.8
128% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 178
139% 187 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 94%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$29
155GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 83 87 93 98 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
34% Below average
Read 31
Write 30
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 87.1
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 34%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
30.1% Below average
MC Read 15
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 4.2
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 0.6
19% 6.5 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 47%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88) Builds (Compare 3,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88) - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $606
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