From the figures to see that the history of the B5 series of scale are lower than the Z7 and H7 series, but wins in the enough and the price advantage, so easy to sell is also a matter of course. B250 chipset comes standard with an M.2 SSD interface, but in fact because of the current M.2 SSD hot and rapid development, many manufacturers will use the chipset bus for the motherboard design of an M.2 SSD interface, although many people Are not used. As for the USB 3.1 in the 200 series of this generation is still not native support, manufacturers are required to extend third-party chip manufacturers, and this is still Tucao look.

H110 will not have an upgraded version, so H110 series products will be served to the 300 series motherboard before updating.

As for Intel’s Optane, this generation of three 200 series chipsets are supported.

● Compare B150: Slightly upgrade

B150 / B250 chipset comparison
chipset B250 B150
CPU interface LGA1151 (6/7 generation of Core) LGA1151 (6/7 generation of Core)
Memory frequency Silent frequency 2400MHz The frequency of 2133MHz
Overclocking function not support not support
Number of PCIe 3.0 buses 12 x PCIe 3.0 8 PCIe 3.0
USB interface 12 (6) 12 (6)
SATA interface 6 (6) 6 (6)
M.2 interface 1 Lt; / RTI & gt;
Disk Array not support not support
Intel Optane disk technology stand by not support
Intel’s Optane has said earlier, but the product to be listed in the middle of this year, and may also be listed after the price will be high, so if such a noble Optane, usually will choose Z170 motherboard, so the significance of Optane on B250 Will not be great, after all, buy the B250 players on the price or more value.

There is a PCIe bus to increase the four 3.0 channel, which is used to the four standard M.2 interface with the.

Finally, the default memory frequency support 2400MHz, DDR4 mature, more and more ultra-high frequency memory (2800,3200,3600) have been in the rack, and 2400MHz compared to 2133MHz upgrade is not great, there are tests before the comparison After, better than nothing, more psychological is cool.

● SATA-Express interface

On behalf of the B150 are basically all with SATA-Express interface, but more than a year later, not much equipment can plug this interface, it can be said that it is also a generation of failure, so the generation of many motherboards are not And then equipped with the interface, of course, nothing to pity.

B250 upgrade Summary:

In fact, the biggest change is that the above, the default memory frequency from 2133 to 2400, PCIe 3.0 bus number more than 4 can therefore be equipped with an M.2 SSD interface, Optane disk currently on the market there is no product …

So manufacturers in order to break through this shackles, more is to start from the motherboard design, such as playing lights, custom design, etc., then we take the MSI M3 test to see it.


We then compare his brother, MSI B150 GAMING M3, because there is no physical in hand, cut off the map.


You can see the appearance of the change is still relatively large, this generation B250 M3 restrained the overall design of a lot of calm, the motherboard PCB brown tone, Southbridge heat sink is not a big red design, but the red PCB circuit board design really Is a full sense of science and technology.


Motherboards are designed deep red line of the line, full of sense of science and technology, a little pity is that the motherboard is lit after the line does not light up, or certainly very good read (like FAIZ).


MSI is still the dragon’s design, MSI in recent years with a lot of effort to push their own dragons, but also extends a lot of lovely surroundings.


Provides two long PCIe 3.0 slots, the top one made of alloy curing, for the protection of the slot has a very good effect. In addition there are four PCIe 3.0 × 1 slot, you can expand many accessories, such as SSD, sound card, network card and so on.


As the B250 more than four PCIe 3.0 channel, MSI B250 M3 to use it in the M.2 SSD interface, the top is 22110 full-size M.2 interface, the bottom is the most mainstream 2280 interface, and the interface is also Do the alloy curing design, the main is such a relatively good-looking.


To this generation, many motherboards have abandoned the SATA-Express interface, 6 SATA 3.0 enough for most people to use, the pursuit of cost-effective users will be more inclined to use SATA 3.0 SSD, M.2 because of higher prices for the pursuit of the ultimate speed of the players .


This part of the difference with the previous generation B150 will not be great, but the popularity of USB 3.1 will be higher than the previous generation, so there will be more and more low-grade high-grade B250 motherboards are equipped with USB 3.1 interface, MSI B250 GAMING M3 on A set of A & C USB 3.1 interfaces is configured.


Motherboard work, the audio location of the LED split line and RJ-45 network cable port, USB interface will light up the red light, anyway, play the main theme of this year’s motherboard.


Although the host into the future certainly can not see it behind, but after opening the box to see this design is still a little bit stunned, the motherboard in this homogenization of serious stage, do not fight the color value is really difficult to play.


MSI B250 GAMING M3 power supply module is very luxurious, provides a 6 +4 phase digital power supply, in this positioning inside the board is a first-class level, and the top cover of the armor design is also very good.


ATX board of the B250, memory slots are certainly four of the, B250 motherboard default support DDR4 2400MHz frequency, higher than the B150’s 2133 lost a lost. And equipped with MSI’s DDR4 BOOST technology, of course, this technology is more for the overclocking Z270 services.


MSI follows the multi-generation AUDIO BOOST technology, under the electromagnetic shield is Reltek’s top ALC1150 chip, together with Nikon’s high-end audio capacitors, give you high-quality audio experience.


One of the selling points of the motherboard, onboard network card for the killer E2500, is relatively high-end network chip, a strong ability to deal with network data, the game can effectively reduce the delay.


Motherboard I / O interface USB 3.1 interface is through the chip through the PCIe 3.0 × 4 channel chipset out, can provide the maximum USB bandwidth of 10Gb / s, of course, there is not so fast U disk to sell, But perhaps soon?

Dismantling Summary: In fact, all the way down you can see the difference with the B150 is really little more to find a breakthrough from the design.

Motherboard JD price of 999 yuan, while the previous generation of B150 GAMING M3 899 yuan, 100 yuan difference, I think the B250 will buy a lot of Kaopu, after all, something is still a little upgrade, and the occasion of the new and old there is no alternative than the previous generation Expensive out of many, can be considered equivalent to the product.
Performance test can be seen respectively carrying i7-7700K and i7-6700K performance gap is basically the gap between the two CPU frequency (4.5GHz and 4.2GHz), but soon formal channels will let i7-6700K completely delisting , I7-7700K will be replaced with the same price i7-6700K, but Taobao certainly there will be cheaper than the 7700K 6700K a little bit, so how we choose the number of hearts you have friends.

● Board CPU power supply module temperature test:

Temperature test part, we mainly examine the motherboard CPU power supply part of the problem, this part of the motherboard is a large temperature heat, but also the stability of the key to the motherboard. We use the Fluke Ti25 thermal imager for testing, recording idle (CPU, graphics card no-load) and full load (CPU full load, graphics card empty) when the two data. Test when using the CPU for the official version of the i7-7700K.


At that time the evaluation room temperature is about 16 ℃, from the thermal imaging test chart can be seen in the standby time is only 39 ℃, and then run more than 10 minutes after full load, the left side of an inductor temperature is relatively high, reaching 76 ℃ , We use the heat sink for the side-blowing copper tiger C400 radiator, if the use of pressure-type radiator, the power supply module temperature can be lowered a little bit.

● BIOS test: the familiar MSI style

As Intel did not play any new tricks, motherboard manufacturers BIOS basically have developed a set of their own fixed style, even if the modification is more in appearance, color, make a fuss.

There are many optional preset memory parameters, my memory itself is the high-end high-frequency products, certainly to the high election friends, the maximum optional DDR4-2400, B250 can support the highest frequency.


This is only a brief list of BIOS, after all, change is not great, if the original is MSI motherboard players, see the BIOS to know how to play.


In fact, the whole generation of 200 series motherboard upgrade compared to 100 can not say no, but it is too obvious. B250 upgrade compared to the B150 in the memory frequency, PCIe channel, Optane have to wait for the kind of evaluation.

But fortunately, 200 series is almost equivalent to the 100 series replacement, and I randomly selected a number of hot models of Jingdong, B250 and B150 price comparison –

The same type of B250 and B150 difference is only 100 yuan or less, it is because there B150 inventory to be clear, if it is now equivalent, then B150 certainly can not sell in the hands of rotten, so there will be a little bit The difference, so B150 sold out, B250 prices will fall to the same and B150, so this upgrade is quite conscience.

In view of B250 and B150 is equivalent replacement, so the purchase of recommendations –
① If the original is in the B150 motherboard +6 generation CPU, or have bought the motherboard does not buy B150 CPU, then there is no need to upgrade the B250, you can directly buy 7-generation CPU with B150 use. Of course, if the original is 6 generations i5, then there is no need to upgrade 7 on behalf of the i5, to put on the 6 generation Pentium Celeron i3 and the like to upgrade to i5, i7 only meaningful.

② If it is newly installed computer, it is strongly recommended on the B250, do not buy B150, the difference is not large, but can support a higher frequency of memory, more than one M.2 SSD interface, but also with a cool heart.

③ If it is very old platform users to upgrade, also refer to Article ②.

B250 chipset can cover the surface is also great, it is recommended 6 generations / 7 generation Pentium, Celeron, i3, i5 use, if it is i5K or i7K or Z270 with it.