MSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 23 '17 at 06:21
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 440
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 701
MC Mixed 674
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
EVGA(3842 6278) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 352
Reflection 308
Parallax 327
106% 329 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 312
Splatting 236
108% 252 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$55
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABX0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 98.5
Write 132
Mixed 145
95% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$219
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.9% Average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 12.9
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 90%
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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 1,043 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $729
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