MSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC (MS-7A45)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics38.9% 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 Drive43.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (86%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A45
MotherboardMSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC (MS-7A45)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 31 '21 at 04:26
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 86%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-3GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 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 i5-6500-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Memory 63
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 138
51% 86.2 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 285
40% 293 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 466.47
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
38.9% Below average
Lighting 60.2
Reflection 58.9
Parallax 54.2
49% 57.8 fps
MRender 24.6
Gravity 35.6
Splatting 54.5
28% 38.2 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$169
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 197 248 151 86 79 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
43.5% Average
Read 239
Write 237
Mixed 217
SusWrite 159
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 22
4K Mixed 7.9
32% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 290
231% 318 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 190%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
368GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 129 188 205 228 199 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
44.8% Average
Read 192
Write 219
Mixed 238
SusWrite 179
47% 207 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 13.1
4K Mixed 11.7
38% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 303
232% 316 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 129%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$135
598GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 129 188 205 227 198 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 306
Write 323
Mixed 217
SusWrite 179
58% 256 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 11.1
4K Mixed 5.5
20% 7.17 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 293
218% 287 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 135%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$80
296GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 152 159 168 149 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 153
Write 144
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 140
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 108%
Amd-raid WDC WDS480G2G0A- 480GB
178GB free
Firmware: UG510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 81 3.4 30 25 43 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 187
Write 176
Mixed 142
SusWrite 48.7
103% 138 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 4.9
807% 4.73 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 184%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
43.9% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 16.8
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 13.7
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 119
34% 119 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B150M MORTAR ARCTIC (MS-7A45) Builds (Compare 448 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 ARCTIC (MS-7A45)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $525
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