MSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 63.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics50.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive32.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 30 '19 at 09:10
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
63.1% Good
Memory 82.2
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 151
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 280
36% 266 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.1% Above average
Lighting 62.9
Reflection 64.3
Parallax 57
51% 61.4 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 59.6
Splatting 51.9
49% 60 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$37
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 78 1.6 1.2 30 4.1 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
32.6% Below average
Read 411
Write 289
Mixed 208
SusWrite 49.7
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 11
43% 11.2 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 55%
WD WD10EZEX-75M2NA0 3TB
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 134 134 134 133 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 137
Write 122
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 132
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 110%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
891GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 113 111 110 111 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
66.5% Good
Read 120
Write 104
Mixed 66
SusWrite 111
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M2A2400C14 029E CMK4GX4M1A2400C14 029E CMK8GX4M2A2400C14 029E CMK4GX4M1A2400C14 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
66.5% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 23.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 14
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 76.5
52% 76.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 108%

 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 1,671 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $770
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