MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.3% 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 (17%). 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)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime21.3 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 17:03
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i7-6700-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 98.9
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 379
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 559
MC Float 622
MC Mixed 589
88% 590 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 344
Reflection 313
Parallax 348
104% 335 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 321
Splatting 227
110% 252 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 107%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
15GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 437
Write 110
Mixed 172
52% 240 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 14.6
102% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.1
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 36.4
41% 66.6 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 65%
WD WD7502ABYS-02A6B0 750GB
58GB free
Firmware: 03.00C05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 102
Write 65.7
Mixed 80.6
62% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$19
13GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 77.9
Write 60.4
Mixed 61.1
50% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.28
80% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 1x8GB-$72
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
38.9% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 11.4
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 11.5
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 44%
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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 2,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $791
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