MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 74.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 01:14
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
74.8% Very good
SC Int 88.3
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 101
79% 98.6 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 393
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 374
55% 368 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
71.1% Very good
Lighting 223
Reflection 195
Parallax 208
67% 209 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 209
Splatting 159
74% 172 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$139
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 512
Write 237
Mixed 248
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 12.7
115% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 11.3
58% 129 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
416GB free
Firmware: HP16 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 137
Mixed 157
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.33
83% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 93%
Great: 111%
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 below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.8% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21.5
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 82%
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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 3,925 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $865
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