MSI B250M PRO-VDH (MS-7A70)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 75.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A70
MotherboardMSI B250M PRO-VDH (MS-7A70)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170717
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateJan 05 '18 at 09:24
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
75.7% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 210
80% 166 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 644
66% 522 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Asus(1043 854E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
31.6% Below average
Lighting 129
Reflection 111
Parallax 121
34% 121 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 115
Splatting 79.5
32% 92.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB-$15
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 78.9
Write 81.8
Mixed 71.9
58% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.33
69% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.1% Average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 12.7
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 15.4
42% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 89%
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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-VDH (MS-7A70) Builds (Compare 6,116 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VDH (MS-7A70) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $586
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