MSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (14th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 86 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 59.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics49.2% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI B150M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160517
Uptime6.8 Days
Run DateFeb 20 '20 at 04:37
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
59.9% Above average
1-Core 98
2-Core 195
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 359
44% 333 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
49.2% Average
Lighting 184
Reflection 165
Parallax 173
48% 174 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 177
Splatting 144
50% 153 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$108
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 123 90 120 120 114 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 148
Write 152
Mixed 85.8
SusWrite 116
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
525GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 67 69 69 69 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 167
Write 83
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 68.5
73% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$87
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
33.9% Below average
MC Read 12.3
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 10.8
34% 11.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 10.2
SC Mixed 8.4
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 80%
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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 (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 4,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $724
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HDDRAMUSB
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