MSI B250M PRO-VH (MS-7A74)

Performance Results

Gaming 51%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 47%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 70.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive82.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A74
MotherboardMSI B250M PRO-VH (MS-7A74)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '19 at 20:41
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Memory 79.2
1-Core 81.3
2-Core 165
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 555
56% 443 Pts
64-Core 566
38% 566 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
Sapphire(174B E353) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53% Above average
Lighting 203
Reflection 174
Parallax 264
53% 214 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 194
Splatting 124
53% 152 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 53%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD7SN6S-128G-1006 128GB
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3511006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 166 136 166 163 147 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 453
Write 231
Mixed 222
SusWrite 160
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 32.3
142% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 182
158% 236 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 88%
Sandisk SD7TB3Q-128G-1006 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: X2180306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 304 306 307 304 306 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 405
Write 298
Mixed 224
SusWrite 305
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 27
113% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 144
148% 240 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBR1 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
33.8% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 12
MC Mixed 9.9
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 8.1
24% 8.5 GB/s
Latency 82
49% 82 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 41%
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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-VH (MS-7A74) Builds (Compare 2,225 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
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Desktop 61%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VH (MS-7A74)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $372
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