MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 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 70.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.9% 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 Drive42.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 01:19
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
70.7% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 321
QC Mixed 334
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 434
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
41.9% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 117
Parallax 128
42% 129 fps
MRender 79.9
Gravity 124
Splatting 84.4
42% 95.9 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB-$100
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 127 91 97 111 87 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 195
Write 224
Mixed 208
SusWrite 110
42% 184 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 17.9
4K Mixed 20.9
69% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 75.4
DQ Mixed 100
84% 127 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 12.2
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 42%
Great: 82%
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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 4,149 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $917
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