MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 79.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive58.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 11:20
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 i5-6600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
79.4% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 418
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 341
53% 355 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1555 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.1% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 176
Parallax 198
63% 194 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 188
Splatting 128
67% 154 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
37GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 422
Write 121
Mixed 154
50% 232 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 11.7
107% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 33.7
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 11.7
31% 62.7 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
118GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 152
Write 121
Mixed 138
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.21
87% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
65.4% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 20.1
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 18.8
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 81%
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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 2,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $806
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