MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 14.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics47.9% 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 Drive52.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (94%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 00:02
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 94%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
14.7% Very poor
SC Int 12.1
SC Float 23.5
SC Mixed 21.6
15% 19.1 Pts
QC Int 77.6
QC Float 74.4
QC Mixed 72.7
17% 74.9 Pts
MC Int 87.1
MC Float 75.3
MC Mixed 85.2
12% 82.5 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
47.9% Average
Lighting 101
Reflection 127
Parallax 141
36% 123 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 118
57% 134 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$100
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 471
Write 238
Mixed 264
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 26.6
4K Mixed 9.23
56% 18.6 MB/s
DQ Read 75.5
DQ Write 48.8
DQ Mixed 8.94
21% 44.4 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 109%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
637GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 154
Mixed 146
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.31
117% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$156
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
43.2% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 19.6
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 8.5
22% 7.77 GB/s
Latency 183
22% 183 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 86%
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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 4,117 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: 89% - Excellent Total price: $798
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