Asus PRIME B250M-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
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 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 72.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics13.3% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive58.6% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME B250M-A  (all builds)
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime15.1 Days
Run DateJan 19 '21 at 10:45
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$196
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Memory 81.4
1-Core 93
2-Core 190
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 366
50% 369 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon 550
Sapphire(1DA2 E367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
13.3% Very poor
Lighting 15.8
Reflection 26.9
Parallax 21.6
13% 21.4 fps
MRender 25.3
Gravity 15.7
Splatting 25.1
14% 22 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 13.3%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SATA M.2 250GB-$50
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 160 179 158 138 116 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 405
Write 196
Mixed 126
SusWrite 152
48% 220 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 15.9
80% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 91.8
104% 174 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
70.7% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 24
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 18.5
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 78%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME B250M-A Builds (Compare 5,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250M-A - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $525
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