MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics57.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive49.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:49
Run Duration278 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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 i5-6600-$176
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.8% Very poor
SC Int 23.7
SC Float 25.6
SC Mixed 24.8
20% 24.7 Pts
QC Int 86.4
QC Float 80
QC Mixed 83.3
19% 83.2 Pts
MC Int 86.1
MC Float 96.9
MC Mixed 93.3
14% 92.1 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 16.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Lighting 85.3
Reflection 91.7
Parallax 271
47% 149 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 165
Splatting 178
66% 158 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
42GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
49.7% Average
Read 500
Write 157
Mixed 258
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 30.2
4K Mixed 13.7
57% 19.7 MB/s
DQ Read 94.1
DQ Write 35.9
DQ Mixed 29.1
31% 53 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
226GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
65.8% Good
Read 117
Write 113
Mixed 112
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.24
94% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 106%
WD My Passport 0827 1TB
224GB free, PID 0827
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 82.6
Write 75.1
Mixed 59.5
90% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.23
70% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB-$400
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 20.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 8.6
23% 8.07 GB/s
Latency 187
21% 187 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 110%
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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 2,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $833
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