MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail 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 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 67.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 19:09
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 Core i3-7100-$114
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
67.6% Good
SC Int 116
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 310
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 316
47% 315 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$167
EVGA(3842 6167) 3GB
MaxC: 2012 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 229
Reflection 186
Parallax 200
65% 205 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 209
Splatting 166
79% 175 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
843GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 168
Mixed 159
127% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.27
129% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.2% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.1
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 21.8
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72) Builds (Compare 233 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72) - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $725
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