MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 03:56
Run Duration64 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-7600K-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
78.4% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 389
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 360
58% 385 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$55
302GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 71.3
Write 67.6
Mixed 72.7
53% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.03
29% 0.39 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$91
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 22.7
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 21.4
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 97%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 2,183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $835
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