MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 78.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:27
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
78.1% Very good
SC Int 97.8
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 412
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 411
61% 410 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$300
CLim: 1279 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 169
Parallax 246
65% 201 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 155
Splatting 124
59% 139 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$48
23GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 473
Write 188
Mixed 229
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 10.6
82% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 20.4
64% 143 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 63%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
473GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 159
Mixed 128
115% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.32
95% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.4% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.6
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 22.1
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 92%
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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 3,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
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: $853
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