MSI B150M Night Elf (MS-7979)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 48.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics21.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7979
MotherboardMSI B150M Night Elf (MS-7979)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 29 '17 at 16:33
Run Duration101 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 i3-6100-$112
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
48.6% Average
SC Int 83
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 94.3
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 244
QC Mixed 203
50% 222 Pts
MC Int 271
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 264
41% 272 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 368.81
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
21.5% Poor
Lighting 68.6
Reflection 46.1
Parallax 65.9
21% 60.2 fps
MRender 54.7
Gravity 58.1
Splatting 40.4
22% 51.1 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 21.5%
Great: 25%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
237GB 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 (25th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 149
Write 123
Mixed 135
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.07
4K Write 0.52
4K Mixed 0.12
26% 0.24 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 19.8
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 17.8
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61%
Great: 79%
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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 551 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150M Night Elf (MS-7979)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $610
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