MSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics46.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive228% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateDec 28 '17 at 00:25
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
1-Core 137
2-Core 276
97% 206 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 744
80% 624 Pts
64-Core 742
50% 742 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
46.4% Average
Lighting 204
Reflection 296
Parallax 314
75% 271 fps
MRender 59.6
Gravity 59.5
Splatting 59.5
25% 59.5 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
228% Outstanding
Read 2,014
Write 1,144
Mixed 1,216
322% 1,458 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 29.1
193% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 559
DQ Write 412
DQ Mixed 182
218% 384 MB/s
Poor: 148%
This bench: 228%
Great: 240%
Toshiba X300 6TB-$138
5TB free
Firmware: FS2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 61% Great: 111%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$294
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 61% Great: 112%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$294
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 61% Great: 112%
WD My Book 25EE 6TB
3TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 138
Write 135
Mixed 124
169% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.28
101% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown W641GU48J7240ND 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.5% Average
MC Read 15
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 12.6
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 15.7
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 66.5
60% 66.5 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 2,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $651
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