MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 67.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics95.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory19.4 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 21:09
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
67.8% Good
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 93.8
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 349
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 314
MC Mixed 370
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 80%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1316 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Lighting 303
Reflection 271
Parallax 326
96% 300 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 281
Splatting 190
95% 218 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 117%
Nvidia GTX 1050-$115
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
34.2% Below average
Lighting 103
Reflection 67.3
Parallax 102
32% 90.9 fps
MRender 78.2
Gravity 98.6
Splatting 73.8
36% 83.5 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$89
135GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Read 504
Write 339
Mixed 343
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 9.62
86% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 9.58
67% 156 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$90
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 151
Mixed 145
118% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.23
100% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2133C15-4GRR 04CD F4-2133C15-4GRR 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
71% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.6
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 20
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 85.1
47% 85.1 ns
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 2,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
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% - Excellent Total price: $777
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