MSI MS-B901

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.72% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
16 months ago, 16 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-B90111
MotherboardMSI MS-B901  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateMar 28 '19 at 14:44
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
68.1% Good
Memory 80.7
1-Core 92
2-Core 189
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 317
44% 320 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
8.72% Terrible
Lighting 29.8
Reflection 29.9
Parallax 29.8
8% 29.8 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 29.9
Splatting 29.9
9% 29.9 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 8.72%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2 256GB
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.R
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 286
Write 305
Mixed 133
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 33.9
132% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 74.9
DQ Mixed 20.9
51% 112 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 93%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
31GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 119 124 129 126 132 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 102
Write 105
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 126
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 111%
Seagate Expansion 4TB
231GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.4 8.8 8.9 9 9 8.7 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
13.3% Very poor
Read 35.8
Write 28.5
Mixed 35
SusWrite 8.6
20% 27 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.8
232% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 13.3%
Great: 67%
WD My Passport 0740 1TB
60GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
11.6% Very poor
Read 34
Write 27.6
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 8.8
30% 23.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
76% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 11.6%
Great: 41%
Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB
5GB free, PID 2101
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.2 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
8.63% Terrible
Read 34.4
Write 35.4
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 7.8
33% 25.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 8.63%
Great: 18%
WD Elements 10B8 500GB
13GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.2 8.5 8.6 8.8 8.7 9.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
8.39% Terrible
Read 35.5
Write 31.5
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 8.7
30% 23.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 8.39%
Great: 40%
WD My Book 25EE 8TB
4.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.1 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.8 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
20% Poor
Read 31.7
Write 31.4
Mixed 31.7
SusWrite 8.7
34% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1
186% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 20%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
68.5% Good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 26.6
SC Mixed 20
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 79.3
50% 79.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B901

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $640
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