MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 81.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.3% 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 Drive95.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 23:12
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 428
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 378
58% 385 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 82.8
Parallax 126
42% 117 fps
MRender 82
Gravity 127
Splatting 85.5
43% 98.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 365
Mixed 387
93% 421 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 18.2
140% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 69.1
108% 210 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
525GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 159
Write 150
Mixed 127
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.32
97% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.9% Good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.9
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 18.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 99%
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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 3,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $879
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