Asus PRIME B250M-A

Performance Results

Gaming 53%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 55%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 77%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.8% 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 Drive86.6% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME B250M-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170908
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '19 at 17:41
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
77% Very good
Memory 86.5
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 389
53% 390 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.8% Above average
Lighting 201
Reflection 170
Parallax 183
53% 185 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 190
Splatting 147
53% 162 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 105 106 105 105 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 434
Write 408
Mixed 338
SusWrite 136
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 39.2
155% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 210
183% 273 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 88%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2013)-$67
661GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 122 121 122 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 126
Write 116
Mixed 81
SusWrite 122
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905702-082.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
68.3% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.4
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 20.4
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 94%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME B250M-A Builds (Compare 12,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 54%
Desktop 70%
Workstation 45%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250M-A - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $607
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