MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 78.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (37%). 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)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:47
Run Duration233 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
78.6% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 416
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 428
64% 424 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 81.7
Parallax 122
37% 108 fps
MRender 80.1
Gravity 112
Splatting 83
40% 91.8 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
92GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 152
Write 141
Mixed 135
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.22
93% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 109
Write 106
Mixed 161
96% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.28
123% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
67.3% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 20.9
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 18.6
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 75.8
53% 75.8 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 103%
Take a copy of your results

 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 4,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $855
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback