MSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 61.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A74
MotherboardMSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20170406
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:38
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User JOR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$115
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
61.9% Good
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 95
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 304
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 297
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 327
48% 321 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD3200AVVS-63L2B0 320GB
256GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
41% Average
Read 73.2
Write 69.4
Mixed 67.3
53% 70 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.28
77% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 41%
Great: 43%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$24
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 95.7
Write 85.8
Mixed 85.2
67% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.47
82% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 52%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A5143EB1-CPB 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
38.3% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 12
MC Mixed 10.8
35% 12.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 12.1
35% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 42%
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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 3,039 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: $382
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