MSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC (MS-7A45)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A45
MotherboardMSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC (MS-7A45)  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171202
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 23:24
Run Duration103 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 i7-6700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
77.1% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 373
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 567
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 610
90% 604 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Lighting 298
Reflection 272
Parallax 304
93% 291 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 273
Splatting 190
93% 216 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$127
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,090
Write 9,396
Mixed 7,509
1,728% 7,665 MB/s
4K Read 659
4K Write 573
4K Mixed 548
2,005% 593 MB/s
DQ Read 2,071
DQ Write 1,733
DQ Mixed 1,896
1,422% 1,900 MB/s
Poor: 98% Great: 144%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
136GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,553
Write 10,067
Mixed 7,699
5,620% 7,440 MB/s
4K Read 677
4K Write 617
4K Mixed 624
108,934% 639 MB/s
DQ Read 2,090
DQ Write 1,825
DQ Mixed 1,979
18,084% 1,964 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$131
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
65.3% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 19.1
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 18.9
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 88%
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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 ARCTIC (MS-7A45) Builds (Compare 519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC (MS-7A45)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $618
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