MSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics7.43% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:34
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 Core i5-6500-$193
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 409
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 411
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7972) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4590
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
7.43% Terrible
Lighting 21
Reflection 26.8
Parallax 21.6
6% 23.1 fps
MRender 19.7
Gravity 18
Splatting 32.8
11% 23.5 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.43%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
522GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 149
Write 131
Mixed 131
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.33
120% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.2% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.2
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B150M MORTAR (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 1,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972) - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $692
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