MSI B150 PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics16.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI B150 PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateApr 29 '21 at 19:02
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6402P
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
78% Very good
Memory 90
1-Core 102
2-Core 197
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 383
52% 383 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
16.1% Very poor
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 46.6
Parallax 54.9
0% 33.9 fps
MRender 45.5
Gravity 42.6
Splatting 32.3
35% 40.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 16.1%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 90 76 95 101 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 98.3
Write 94.2
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 86.2
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF1G64AZ-2G1A1 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
39.6% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 10.7
33% 11.5 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B150 PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 1,657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
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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