MSI B250M MORTAR (MS-7A69)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 84.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive78.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A69
MotherboardMSI B250M MORTAR (MS-7A69)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180629
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '21 at 17:52
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Memory 91.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 234
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 626
67% 520 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.1.1
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34.6% Below average
Lighting 42.7
Reflection 46.2
Parallax 55.5
34% 48.1 fps
MRender 45.4
Gravity 42.7
Splatting 32.3
35% 40.1 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$47
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 165 185 188 165 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 359
Write 264
Mixed 265
SusWrite 166
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 37
143% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 212
166% 228 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 83%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$47
179GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 162 189 185 191 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 364
Write 266
Mixed 276
SusWrite 182
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 37.5
144% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 227
171% 228 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 83%
Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016)-$105
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 180 180 181 180 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 182
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 180
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 105%
Great: 104%
WD My Passport 25E1 1TB
358GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 93 93 93 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 120
Write 95.7
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 93.2
123% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.4
164% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$83
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
69.3% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 20.5
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 22
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B250M MORTAR (MS-7A69) Builds (Compare 2,604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B250M MORTAR (MS-7A69)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $590
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