MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive57.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 26 '18 at 06:16
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-6100-$101
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
62% Good
1-Core 112
2-Core 188
73% 150 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 300
41% 300 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1400 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.9.2
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Lighting 182
Reflection 187
Parallax 244
48% 205 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 178
Splatting 136
50% 155 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 120GB-$19
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 10 103 19 40 13 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Read 396
Write 224
Mixed 197
SusWrite 58.3
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 12.5
103% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 90
97% 159 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
729GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 167 169 169 167 168 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 190
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 168
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 104%
Great: 116%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 16GB
4GB free, PID c75c
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 13 13 13 13 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
7.81% Terrible
Read 26.2
Write 9.8
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 12.9
14% 12.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
19% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.81%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL15-15-15 D4-2133 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.4% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 11.7
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 12.2
33% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 79%
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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 6,096 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $850
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