MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 78%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.8% 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 Drive47.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161026
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 30 '19 at 22:40
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
78% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 223
80% 169 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 448
61% 448 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
MSI(1462 3171) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
50.8% Above average
Lighting 191
Reflection 175
Parallax 213
50% 193 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 180
Splatting 122
51% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 111 119 121 105 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
47.9% Average
Read 118
Write 183
Mixed 155
SusWrite 117
32% 143 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 29
93% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 43
64% 118 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
76.1% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 23.2
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 81%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72) Builds (Compare 3,687 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 PC MATE (MS-7A72) - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $688
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