MSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.9% 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 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.
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-7A74
MotherboardMSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170406
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 01:33
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7400-$187
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
78% Very good
Memory 90.8
1-Core 104
2-Core 201
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 373
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 78%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$130
CLim: 1350 MHz, MLim: 1850 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Lighting 201
Reflection 177
Parallax 264
53% 214 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 193
Splatting 126
53% 153 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 65 65 60 72 78 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 138
Write 130
Mixed 84
SusWrite 65.6
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 109%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
22GB free, PID b206
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 82 82 80 79 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
34.8% Below average
Read 78.8
Write 78.5
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 81.2
90% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
83% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 45%
WD My Passport 259F 2TB
19GB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 86 84 85 85 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 84.3
Write 85
Mixed 51
SusWrite 85.1
103% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
101% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBR1 04CB 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
66% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 19.3
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66%
Great: 71%

 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 1,505 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $358
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