MSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics24.4% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJan 20 '20 at 07:26
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64% Good
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 208
71% 153 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 358
48% 354 Pts
64-Core 366
24% 366 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$120
PNY(196E 139F) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
24.4% Poor
Lighting 82.8
Reflection 79.8
Parallax 87.8
22% 83.5 fps
MRender 70.8
Gravity 87.8
Splatting 0.2
25% 52.9 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$53
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 104 95 125 141 139 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 139
Write 127
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 116
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56.1% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 18.3
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 17.2
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 105%
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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 2,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $623
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