Asus PRIME B250M-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 69.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics50.7% 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)
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 (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME B250M-A  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170908
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 29 '20 at 02:11
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7400-$182
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
69.4% Good
Memory 79.9
1-Core 95
2-Core 166
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 348
47% 344 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 80%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Lighting 193
Reflection 166
Parallax 178
51% 179 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 184
Splatting 144
51% 155 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 57%
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
4.51% Terrible
Lighting 16.9
Reflection 21.6
Parallax 17.2
4% 18.6 fps
MRender 17.4
Gravity 14.8
Splatting 26.4
4% 19.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.51%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$33
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 265
Write 153
Mixed 95.5
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 13.2
4K Mixed 0.1
13% 5.63 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 16.4
DQ Mixed 26.5
28% 49.2 MB/s
Poor: 40% Great: 69%
Seagate Portable 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 124 125 125 124 123 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 98
Write 116
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 124
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 70%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
24GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 129 128 123 142 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Read 166
Write 140
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 132
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
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: How to enable XMP
52.9% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.6
53% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 15.9
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 80.7
50% 80.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME B250M-A Builds (Compare 12,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250M-A - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $598
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