MSI B250M GAMING PRO (MS-7A65)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics29.8% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A65
MotherboardMSI B250M GAMING PRO (MS-7A65)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 01:16
Run Duration79 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 499
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 515
MC Mixed 500
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$225
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2332 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (80 fps cap detected)
29.8% Poor
Lighting 79.7
Reflection 80
Parallax 80
25% 79.9 fps
MRender 80
Gravity 80
Splatting 80
34% 80 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 160
Mixed 141
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.24
94% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 96%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$81
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
47.8% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 14.1
45% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.5
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 49%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B250M GAMING PRO (MS-7A65) Builds (Compare 1,796 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B250M GAMING PRO (MS-7A65)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $579
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