MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170407
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 23:48
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-7600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 490
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 490
74% 494 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 93%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
38.2% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 79.6
Parallax 119
36% 105 fps
MRender 80.9
Gravity 112
Splatting 81.7
39% 91.5 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
308GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 159
Mixed 143
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.32
95% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFS8213.C8FH1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 21.3
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 89%
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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 891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $633
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Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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