MSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive122% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:03
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 480
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 474
71% 475 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
Gigabyte(1458 3720) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 193
Parallax 207
68% 209 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 206
Splatting 162
74% 172 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 1TB-$140
526GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 454 464 478 474 460 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 483
Write 440
Mixed 371
SusWrite 460
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 53.5
191% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 276
228% 327 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 122%
Great: 122%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$62
931GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 131 132 130 131 131 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 21% Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$70
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
44.7% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 12
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 14.8
SC Mixed 13.6
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 48%
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 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 1,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $647
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