MSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 86.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics136% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive211% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateSep 22 '18 at 18:40
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Memory 92.2
1-Core 132
2-Core 267
93% 164 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 737
74% 585 Pts
64-Core 730
49% 730 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$693
Zotac(19DA 1474) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
136% Outstanding
Lighting 538
Reflection 522
Parallax 614
141% 558 fps
MRender 276
Gravity 522
Splatting 293
137% 364 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 136%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1132 446 302 303 302 302 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
211% Outstanding
Read 1,673
Write 1,333
Mixed 533
SusWrite 464
222% 1,001 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 58.2
223% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,136
DQ Write 1,008
DQ Mixed 725
638% 956 MB/s
Poor: 149%
This bench: 211%
Great: 235%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
193GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 307 308 307 306 305 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 451
Mixed 366
SusWrite 319
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 63.7
222% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 357
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 124%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$17
268GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 90.2
64% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 188 188 187 190 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 160
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 187
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$17
463GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 96 95 96 97 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 101
Write 95.3
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 95.3
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
41.2% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 13.8
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 3,253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $602
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