MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 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 04:34
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 370
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 417
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$219
MaxC: 1974 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 372.54
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
70.3% Very good
Lighting 231
Reflection 198
Parallax 233
70% 221 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 218
Splatting 0.3
63% 123 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$68
297GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 90.3
Write 71.4
Mixed 71.7
58% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.22
52% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
71.3% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 20.2
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 92%
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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 1,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $718
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