MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive92.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime10.5 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:57
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 430
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 441
66% 442 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
61.5% Good
Lighting 177
Reflection 172
Parallax 249
63% 199 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 161
Splatting 125
60% 141 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$149
156GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 357
Mixed 202
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 29.6
128% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 16.4
83% 191 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
481GB 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 (1st percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 92.4
Write 98.1
Mixed 82.8
68% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.15
33% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 22.7
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 74.7
54% 74.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 89%
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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 3,092 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $863
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