MSI B150M Night Elf (MS-7979)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 62%
Desktop 53%
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 73.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7979
MotherboardMSI B150M Night Elf (MS-7979)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:35
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
73.8% Very good
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.5
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 387
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 379
57% 383 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
68.7% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 174
Parallax 285
71% 220 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 192
Splatting 127
67% 154 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
169GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 160
Write 147
Mixed 144
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.21
86% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
36.8% Below average
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 10.4
35% 12.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 10.8
SC Mixed 11
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 47%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B150M Night Elf (MS-7979) Builds (Compare 663 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
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Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI B150M Night Elf (MS-7979)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $467
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