MSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)

Performance Results

Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics35.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive72.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A74
MotherboardMSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20180227
Uptime8.1 Days
Run DateNov 27 '18 at 20:12
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 Pentium G4560-$70
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42.5% Average
SC Int 61.5
SC Float 80.3
SC Mixed 67.1
56% 69.6 Pts
QC Int 179
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 207
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 265
MC Mixed 211
35% 234 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$100
Gigabyte(1458 3765) 2GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 106
Reflection 68
Parallax 104
32% 92.7 fps
MRender 82.2
Gravity 102
Splatting 75.9
37% 86.6 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$27
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 199 199 204 203 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 480
Write 145
Mixed 194
SusWrite 197
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 13.5
116% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 79.5
89% 150 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 77%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$108
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 156 157 156 157 158 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 163
Mixed 106
SusWrite 156
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2666 C16 1x8GB-$64
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
35% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 11.7
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 11.8
33% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 107
37% 107 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 35%
Great: 53%
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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 B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74) Builds (Compare 4,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 37%
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Desktop 59%
Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VD (MS-7A74)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $380
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