MSI B150 PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 78%
Workstation 29%
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 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 68.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics48.6% 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 Drive79.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI B150 PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '21 at 22:22
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-3GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 below expectations (28th percentile)
68.8% Good
Memory 84.4
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 185
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 292
42% 302 Pts
64-Core 311
21% 311 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
48.6% Average
Lighting 59.8
Reflection 60.8
Parallax 55.2
48% 58.6 fps
MRender 60.5
Gravity 60.7
Splatting 56.5
49% 59.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$40
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1021A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 68 66 68 92 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 444
Write 380
Mixed 358
SusWrite 109
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 38.1
136% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 255
202% 279 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 121%
WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011)-$65
18GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 78 80 80 80 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 67.6
Write 68.4
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 79
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x4GB-$48
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 19.6
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 46%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150 PC MATE (MS-7971) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $745
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