MSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A74
MotherboardMSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170406
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:19
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Pentium G4560-$58
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
59.9% Above average
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 276
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 304
MC Mixed 286
42% 284 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
Sapphire(174B 3000) 3GB
CLim: 950 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
44% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 79.1
Parallax 183
48% 133 fps
MRender 61.6
Gravity 134
Splatting 87.9
41% 94.6 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 44%
Great: 51%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 141 146 154 190 194 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
90% Excellent
Read 156
Write 151
Mixed 76
SusWrite 158
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 90%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSE.16FD2 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.6% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13.6
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 14.1
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74) Builds (Compare 3,025 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $383
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